This question probably stems from the fact that my work does take over my life sometimes and I stop and think, is it adding any value to my life?

Do we really need to have a job to have some focus in life or can we achieve it some other way?

Let me put it another way, if you won the lottery tomorrow, and it was a big win, would you keep working because it adds value to your life, gives you focus or helps your personal and spiritual development?

asked 10 Nov '09, 19:27

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Pink Diamond

edited 10 Nov '09, 19:51

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You need to find work that fulfills your purpose. That would be true whether or not you win the lottery.

What is work that fulfills your purpose (or your calling)? It is work that you find deep satisfaction in, work that brings you joy. It is work that exercises your talents, work that feels natural to you. It is work that is challenging, and sometimes difficult, but work that stretches you and causes you to grow as a person.

It is work that deepens your connection with the spiritual.

If what you are doing for a living is soul-destroying, you need to find a better way to make a living.


answered 10 Nov '09, 20:57

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edited 12 Nov '09, 22:09

Thanks for your answer Vesuvius.

(12 Nov '09, 22:06) Pink Diamond

Personally if I won the lottery tomorrow, I could find plenty of fulfilling things to fill my time and need of accomplishment without going off to work every day. I could do volunteer work that was meaningful to me, spend more time learning and studying, sleep more and exercise more...oh yes, it's wonderful to think about. Everyone is different, but for me, I would not need a job.


answered 14 Nov '09, 03:49

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LeeAnn 1

most jobs only provide material gains- not many profession, outside of perhaps the medical field, are not going to be spiritually uplifting-personal and spiritual development is every individuals main purpose-this is the seeking of the kingdom- this is what we are driven to do.- if someone is ignorant of this incentive, they will wander about not knowing why events of distrees and misfortune follow them. the goal of organized religions is precisely to remind people of their own responsibility for their spiritual development/ those in the know are self motivators


answered 12 Nov '09, 10:01

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eleanor sawitsky

It seems as if you are attracted to medicine. Could that be your calling?

(12 Nov '09, 22:08) Vesuvius
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