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.