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Living to work or working to live?

Work is the main verb of our time. People only think of it, because they need to work, like to work or just work without thinking on the sense of the activity, just working because is required in order to have some money to live. Work has to be a tool, not the principal meaning of life, since we have a life to live and if you only think about work you don’t enjoy other parts of your life (the personal one, to be more precise).

But work is required as a tool to succeed, a visit card to make people get a better position, feel proud of their effort and an exigency of the capitalist world. People have to work because is demanded, because the world cannot stop, we have to produce (knowledge, products, information), and to produce we have to work hard, by working hard I mean working overtime, working up to the stress limit and by taking this commitment, the person will be a successful professional, a professional who achieve results and profits for a company, organization, etc.

How much does this effort costs? Sometimes the health, the time you don’t spend with your friends and relatives and the most important question: Is it necessary to spend your life focusing on an activity, giving all you have (knowledge, experience, effort, know-how) to a company or to an activity that will steal all the other things from you? Is it worth it? Or people only do it to fit in society as the excellent professional, skilled and valuable for the market? People have to define priorities to their lives, of course work is a need but we have to understand that if we focus only in a way, we will lose other possible ways, which are the ways to the family, friends, and to enjoy life without following results all the time.

Work is important, but it is only a part of life, and as long as people can understand it, they will be healthier, happier and will be able to enjoy life in a healthy pace, balancing work, family and friends, and others sections of the human relations.

Finite and Non-Finite Clauses Working as…

SUBJECT:

That I forgot your birthday was quite unforgivable.

What you said  made the teacher angry. 

Whether this can be recycled doesn’t make people feel concerned.

Wherever you throw that bottle will polute this place for a thousand years/ will never be the correct place.

Travelling around the world would be an adventure.

To live in another country without my family would be another adventure.

For you to not finish school now would be foolish.

[non-finite noun clauses working as subject]

-COMPLEMENT:

What the manicure said is that she would not make it to the beauty parlour.

The worry is that no-one might turn up at all.

The problem is who we should invite.

[finite noun clause as subject + finite noun clause as complement]

-SUBJECT - COMPLEMENT: (clauses that follow linking verbs and describe the grammatical subject)

The thief will be whoever has blue ink on the hands.

That noise is the dog crying in his crate.

The reason you failed the test was that you did not study the grammatical forms.

What I want is to go out.

[finite noun clauses working as subject + non-finite nounc clause as subject-complement]

-DIRECT OBJECT:(follow and receive the action of transaction verbs)

Some teachers had been wondering if they chose the right career.

I don’t know what we should do tonight.

Don’t you think that Hawaii would be nice?

Do you mind if I sit down?

-INDIRECT OBJECT: (indicate to or for whom or what the action of a ditransitive verb is performed)

I wanted to go out.

My classmates gave me singing the school song a gold star.

Give the prize to whoever gets the most points.

- OTHER CASES:

Getting a new job is what needs to be done.   [non-finite noun clause as subject + finite noun clause working as subject-complement {to be done: inside the finite noun clause as subject complement is a non-finite noun clause as object}]

What I want to tell you is that you should do whatever your teacher asks you to. [finite noun clause as subject + finite noun clause as complement, and whatever your teacher asks you to: finite noun clause as object]
Philantropy, Volunteering and Finite Noun Clause Working as Subject - Part II

The philantropy groups of all the world are facing a big problem. They have to encourage individuals to contribute to social wellbeing in a different way, not only with the way of providing resources (money).That the groups are smaller concern them. People are distancing themselves from participation, real participation, even if the have a lot to give, making judgements about the level of involvement they could have, and arguing that they really sacrifice talking about spending money to help people.

They have to be concious that they have to do the best they can, and it doesn’t mean to give only money (which is an important part of the work) but also give some feeling of fraternity, going to the places where the volunteers are triyng to do their best, and helping personally. Where the charitable resources are distributed is also an important matter.They are not geographically favorable for the ones who are in a bad situation, There are few charities where the people need more, and lots of charities in affluent areas. Whether these charities can work well is an undisclosed mistery.

How they can help people who are in need of resources, if they are not where the people live? They have to create new social norms to show the people about the importance of philantropy, using the media to spread such information, giving a new point of view about the ways to organize philantropy in a better way.

Philantropy/Volunteering and the Finite Noun Clauses working as Subject

First of all, let’s define a finite noun clause:
- Finite noun clauses contains finite verbs, that is, the verb is conjugated;
- We know the subject;
- It shows the person (1st, 2nd and 3rd), number (singular/plural) and the verb tense.
A finite noun clause working as a subject is an entire clause in the place of the subject, followed by the main verb, which can appear before or after the clause.
Examples:
Why she kept on crying puzzled all the volunteers.
What the volunteer said  made the people angry.
Whichever volunteering place you choose will never be as cool as the last one.

Philantropy/Volunteering and the Finite Noun Clauses working as Subject

First of all, let’s define a finite noun clause:

- Finite noun clauses contains finite verbs, that is, the verb is conjugated;

- We know the subject;

- It shows the person (1st, 2nd and 3rd), number (singular/plural) and the verb tense.

finite noun clause working as a subject is an entire clause in the place of the subject, followed by the main verb, which can appear before or after the clause.

Examples:

Why she kept on crying puzzled all the volunteers.

What the volunteer said  made the people angry.

Whichever volunteering place you choose will never be as cool as the last one.

If you want to enjoy your life before you get too old, do the following:
You can take a long journey as long as you prepare yourself to do it.
You have to find a way in order to achieve your objectives.
You must take your life however you want, to take the most of it. 
And keep this in mind:
When you are prepared to achieve something, you feel strong and proud of yourself.

If you want to enjoy your life before you get too old, do the following:

You can take a long journey as long as you prepare yourself to do it.

You have to find a way in order to achieve your objectives.

You must take your life however you want, to take the most of it. 

And keep this in mind:

When you are prepared to achieve something, you feel strong and proud of yourself.

It`s hard to believe that there`s nobody out there, it`s hard to believe that I`m all alone. 

creatingaquietmind:

 (by BricePortolano)

It`s hard to believe that there`s nobody out there, it`s hard to believe that I`m all alone

creatingaquietmind:

 (by BricePortolano)