career or love life: what's first?

Philippines
June 18, 2009 12:22am CST
I believe that in life, it is important to balance all aspects -- family, work, friends, etc. But sometimes we cannot avoid to prioritize one aspect and put others secondary. So I want to know what you prioritize more, is it your career/work, or love/family? Why?
6 responses
@kaguvkov (1041)
• Philippines
24 Jun 09
You have to set priorities in your life. Upon setting your priorities you have to think of which factors are important and you have to rate it. In my part, my priority is my family. Second is my career, and lastly my love life. It is not hard to set priorities,it is just a matter of self discipline and believing that you rally want to succeed.
• India
18 Jun 09
Well Jamie.. your discussion is very realisitic..I think both Career and love-married life are equally important..Right now I am single so i neednt be worried about all these, but very sooner i will be married ..!!! Right now i m working as well as studying too..though i wanted to get married, i m waiting till the next year when i finish my course..I sometimes think that we cant put our feet in 2 boats at the same time..Both Career as well as Love Life have huge responsibilities...Some people may be smart enough to get through both of them but then it always wont work for all..I think i belong to the latter group..I am not sure regarding whether i will be able to keep an equal balance between the both..But then , we always should take Risks in life..Without Risk, what life is... So Jamie, my conclusion is that we all should try prioritizing (including me !! also) both the Work-Career as well as the Love-Family...All the best wishes and my hearty prayers for you , Jamie..May God help you ..Take care
@med889 (5958)
18 Jun 09
I understand that in life we have to cope with in every field of the day whether it is at work, at home, in a ceremony or in a club with friends. However I also understand that sometimes in life we have to choose from two very important aspects to decide which one will be the priority, I love my work but I cannot be away from the peopleI love also so it do becomes complicated and allwe have to do is to finally choose which one will be more important. Amoung the two I have decided that family comes the first no matter if the job I love is the second one because my home, the relationships I share are much more important. My priority will be my family, the loved ones because if I have them then I am sure to succeed in every field of work.
@russso (1701)
• Philippines
18 Jun 09
It would depend on what stage of life you're in. For instance, right now, I'm still single and I don't have children so I would definitely prioritize my career, but things will certainly change once I get married and have my own kids. They will have to come first before anything and anyone else.
@faisai (1140)
• Hong Kong
18 Jun 09
It depends. If career is simply quitting the job but I know I can find another one (maybe less pay, maybe less optimistic future), I will still trade it for my family. But if we are talking about the lost in career is you are out of the game forever and even worse, you can't really find a job at all. The question is more complicated.
@whizkid08 (715)
• India
18 Jun 09
My first priority would be my Family. As, I was brought up by my Parents and its my duty to serve them. Work would be secondary. If I happen to face such situation where I have to make a choice between family and job, I would reject my job, and look for one where my Parents are comfortable with.