If we don’t have darkness…

Today’s WordPress Daily Post Prompt is Work? Optional!If money were out of the equation, would you still work? If yes, why, and how much? If not, what would you do with your free time?

If I were independently wealthy, would I still work? Oh, hell no. At least not at my 9-to-5, soul-sucking job. Even though I enjoy the work and my co-workers, I don’t enjoy the corporate BS, no, not at all. I don’t enjoy the commute either. In fact I hate the commute. And I hate the corporate BS.

If money weren’t an issue, I would stay home, become a pseudo-hermit. I would sit around in my pajamas with bed-head if I wanted to, if I didn’t feel like getting dressed. I would walk to the grocery store. Or to restaurants. Or ride the bus. I would park my car and only use it for fun events. I would take long trips to destinations unknown. I would volunteer at local charities and events. I would quilt. I would draw. And paint. And improve my photography skills.

I would live without the restrictions imposed by a 9-to-5 job.

But I would work. I think work is what gives our life meaning. If we don’t work, then we don’t understand the meaning of vacation or playing hooky. If we don’t have darkness, we don’t understand light.

So, mostly, I would get up every day and write.





8 thoughts on “If we don’t have darkness…

  1. If money were no object, I would still work… again, like you, not at the job I am currently doing right now. Probably would find a volunteer position to get me out of the house a few days of the week. Wouldn’t be a 5 day a week 8 to 4 job (which means I have to wake up at 5:45 AM to get to work on time….)

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  2. If money were no object, I’m not sure that I would work. I would own at least two homes and commute between the beach an mountains. I would have a private jet for commuting, of course. I love traveling and enjoying the beauty of our world.
    Stress from working in customer service has tarnished my compassion for people sometimes and I tire of their complaints, moods, and demands. Therefore, being a psudeo-hermit appeals to me on so many levels. I don’t talk much on phones today, I prefer written communications. Yes, absolutely, I would donate to charitable causes but would let others do all of the leg work.

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    • That sounds nice. The having two homes. And a private jet. But what sounds nicer to me is the not having to work in customer service, or with people all day. I did the customer service job for a bit, with marketing reps, no less, and I know what you mean. I never thought about it before, but that may be why I don’t like talking on the phone any more.



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