Are we confused?
Philosophy of Work, Money & Happiness
Yes, we are. I don’t know about you but I know about myself. Like each one of us, I too have seen many faces of life, I too have tried many tricks to solve puzzle of life, and at some point I realized that I was trying to solve the puzzle with a wrong mindset which was in turn puzzling me.
When I worked for money, I set the type (quality) and amount (tasks) I will actually do to justify the amount of money I will get. I wasn’t able to perform at work because I wasn’t able to get the money I wished to get from the work. My unsatisfied mind produced unsatisfactory work. I tried to find a work which justified quality of my work with money and facilities I deserved, but I didn’t find any. I had failed on both fronts either earing money or working. Soon, I was frustrated and depressed with the situation.
I felt so much humiliated that I didn’t wanted to work for money anywhere, now I had changed my strategy, I only wished to work or do things that I was able to perform well. Money wasn’t a consideration and stand nowhere in the scene. I only choose to work where I had opportunity to put my best. I followed this strategy and later adopted it for life, because then I discovered that money automatically followed the work. I enjoyed the work and was absorbed in it and I was getting money for this fun. I was well rewarded, without asking. Rewards weren’t limited to money but much more then that which can’t be described in words some of them are happiness, satisfaction, respect.
We Work for Money, Spend Money to Work
Money and work are both double edged swords. We work to make money and then spend money to work. Today basic necessities aren’t that important to us, they get easily fulfilled, we spend money in other luxuries which don’t make much difference except that we burn our precious time with them (and accumulate fat because of sedentary lifestyle). When we are not working and have spare time, we try to reduce this spare time and money is something that we all use for this purpose. We may read, write, travel, eat, drink, watch and do what ever is possible and within our reach with the money we have in hand, to spend that extra time in extra activities. We burn money to search for an activity which can draw our attention to fullest. We like those activities which are able to draw most of our attention and then it is our hobby, our interest.
Time & Money Are The Basic Building Blocks of Modern Lifestyle
Relation between Modern Lifestyle, Time and Money
Today we use all sort of gadgets and tools to save time, still we are more busy then ever in history. Why is this happening? Now, we are looking for gadgets that are automated, which don’t need any intervention anywhere. Still we find that now we are more busy and have less time even for our own activities.
The problem is again in the time, that we have in hand, a lot of spare time. We have today designed our society and lifestyle in such a way that we have a ready collection of time burning gadgets and activities. Whenever we get some spare time, we spend it in one of them, then other, then another. Now, after spending time in these unscheduled activities or scheduled activities to relax, we find that we don’t have enough time for our important tasks, most of which are naturally required for health and wellness.
Time and Money scene in Developed and Undeveloped Societies