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.