"There is another four-letter word associated with work: life. Beyond providing us with a means to live
and survive it can be a key, as Freud noted, to self-esteem, self-identity and how we value life. Now,
""Dr. Siggie"" nor I believe that work can only be satisfying if you make a ton of money or become famous
and powerful. Rather, what ""Herr Doktor"" was getting at, I believe, was do you love what you do to
earn a living? If so, then you've achieved one of the key components of wellbeing. But this philosophical
tenet raises a basic question: If you love your work is it really work? An equally troubling question:
Conversely, for those people who dislike their jobs, are they justified in disliking life and themselves?
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Published June 11, 2012
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