STOP! What are you Doing? 

My boss said the following the other day: “Some people don’t want to come to work because they want to spend time with their loved ones. That’s so stupid!” And my mind just about exploded… 

I get that money makes the world go around and we all have bills to pay, but when did work become so important that we put it before anything else? Before the ones we love, before the things we love, before our life? 

My friend had to get an operation a few months ago and he argued with the doctors because he did not want to miss a week of work. I could not understand the logic… it was his health -it was life or death – and he put work first. 

Death is such a big deal yet we hardly think about it. How many times do you have to hear “you only live once” before it will sink in?

The world needs to rethink its priorities. 
Now I’m not saying we should all go and quit our jobs, I’m just saying that maybe you should take a Sunday off, go to the doctor when it’s needed and don’t feel guilty if you’re going out for ice cream with the kids. 

Do you really just want to pay bills and die? 

In another morning meeting with my boss she mentioned how she had every detail of her life planned out; how she had money put away for incase “this” happened, how she was stressed about how “that” could happend so she put another million away. She went on about how good all of this is and how the rest of us should start planning for the future and start putting money away. 

But the entire time all I kept thinking was… why

If my boss and her entire family got into a car accident tomorrow on the way to dropping their kids at school – and died – all that money she worked so hard for and saved up would mean nothing. 

I do not have the need to plan out every little detail of my life when it could end at any moment. I like the unpredictability of life, it adds a little jazz. 

By now you probably see me as a reckless money spender who barely shows up to work, but in reality I love my job. I feel proud when I’ve made money and I do sometimes put work first. But not all the time. 

I just know that life is more important than making a living… and quite frankly I like to remind people about that. 

So here’s your reminder: go LIVE! 

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From a girl who lost her mind.

16 thoughts on “STOP! What are you Doing? 

  1. I never understood how some people really think like that. Your whole life will pass you by and all you could say you have is “money” that’s not life. I’ll take experience over that any day because you never know when it’ll be your last day. I save money and pay my bills but I don’t save everything , I have to live too.

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  2. Hi, thanks a lot for your likes.. means a lot! And I like your blog! This post is so true.. my boyfriend has had so many instances when he has gone into work really really ill, but in his words, “he can still walk, so he will go in..” I don’t understand this! As you have said, your health is more important!! I think that when you’ve suffered a serious illness, you maybe grasp this more.

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  3. Or you could do what your boss did, find another million, and stack it away, not for in case something happens, but so you could stop working and use that million to enjoy a quality and meaningful life with your family

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  4. At the end of the day, you can’t live without money, but you can live without family, in poor health, and none of it matters of you die. It’s awful to think that way, but subconsciously a lot of people do. They get attached to work, to providing, because at the end of the day life is work.

    Work is money and money is survival, and so by caring about work, you’re caring about those who you’re providing for… That’s just a theory anyway. Devil’s advocate.

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