Hi, friends! I hope everybody is doing well in these strange yet growingly-normal times.
Onto my question, which is a bit philosophical waxing and genuine interrogation on my part.
I was listening to ep.101: Taking a Sabbatical, which I found fascinating, to the point where I’m thinking of doing it myself.
I am not a business owner, however, and while I enjoy some latitude, I work for a company, a fairly large one at that, where work culture, while flexible and daring recently, is still not going to cater to my personal ways just because I want it.
This got me to thinking about how I may need to work for myself if I want to carve my own bubble in the ways I believe in. But this lead to the question that is also this post’s title:
Why do we work?
Of course, we work because it pays for our shoes and the roof over our heads and the food we eat between the two, but on a more abstract level, why do we work, how do we pick the job we’ll do?
Is the ultimate goal for you reaching the sort of independence that will allow you to take that year-long sabbatical?
Does the business matter beyond being what pays you as long as you maintain it or does the nature of the business matter?
Is the job a means to an end or is it the end itself too for you?