Yesterday I wrote an article to my newsletter – about my day – and the fact that I don’t sit in traffic and I get to have breakfast with friends and just generally enjoy my life. (Watching Quantum of Solace at lunchtime!)
And then I got this in my email this morning:
If everyone lived like the person you describe in your email who would do the work?
Who would design your car, build your car, service your car?
Who would produce the food you eat? Who would serve you your meal at the Coffee shop?
Who would build your home you live in?
Maybe I don’t want to know how to freeload through life? I wouldn’t sleep well.
Well, to be honest I have never thought of myself as a freeloader. The writer has a point – society does need all the other people to do the hard work. But this email had me think about Eloi and Morlocks which is quite scary.
Of course I believe that different people are created to do different things. I think the point though is that you should be ENJOYING yourself in whatever you do. I do not enjoy working from 8am to 6pm every day for 40 years of my life. But I know my uncle, who farms from 5am to 8pm every day absolutely loves what he does and wouldn’t do anything else.
We only have one shot at this life – let’s squeeze every bit out of it!