Do you work to live or live to work?

Indonesia
October 12, 2008 9:23am CST
One of my colleagues asked me that question and made me think if I am working to live or living to work... I think I am a bit of both... Working without living could be too harsh and living without working must be boring... What about you?
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@kun2349 (23464)
• Singapore
13 Oct 08
All along, i'm always living to work because i spend most of my time working and working, without much time for myself, and i became more and more slcak with my training.. BUt now, after i quitted from my job, i have become work to live ^_^ As my work is my hobby now, and my hobby is part of my life too ^_^ SO, working to live is something fun to me right now, though it can be stress at times, but it's worth it, given the chance for me to have more time for myself ^_^
• Indonesia
15 Oct 08
I like the word hobby for work.. it makes work sound much more fun...
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@kun2349 (23464)
• Singapore
17 Oct 08
It's definitely much more fun, but also alot of sacrifices too ^_^ hehe
@srikandi19 (3393)
• Kuta, Indonesia
12 Oct 08
i work to life. we must work to get money. and money can use be life at world. so i work to life. happy to you !
• Indonesia
12 Oct 08
Thank you srikandi, happy mylotting to you too..
• India
13 Oct 08
Wonderfull,my dear, i m also agreed with u.
• Philippines
12 Oct 08
I very much would love to live to work, but for now, I'm working to live. I don't hate my job, but I'd rather do something else. I'd like to build a career as a blogger, but I don't have the time. I can't afford to give up my present job because I have bills to pay and a family to support.
• Indonesia
12 Oct 08
I feel a litle bit guilty for being a bit of both while other people have to work very hard to afford live... Good luck to you blindmoongoddess and happpy mylotting...
• Philippines
13 Oct 08
Awww...you don't have to feel guilty about it. Just be happy. Actually, I'm lucky to have this job. Thanks and happy MyLotting too. ;-)
@kwenge (2492)
• Kenya
15 Oct 08
I definately work to live. If given I chance I can live without working and will be comfortable with it. When I imagine of waking up in the morning to go to work I feel sick. If i was self employed then I would say that am both. But working under someone who doesnt even notice your efforts can be more boring than living without work. Some bosses think that they are paying you for nothing and hence they see you as a liability while you are toiling yourself to keep the company up and running.
• Indonesia
15 Oct 08
Yes.. and that is horrible.. I am just glad my bos didn't do that..
@missybear (11393)
• United States
12 Oct 08
I would have to say, I'm working to live because if I didn't work I wouldn't be able to live.
• Indonesia
12 Oct 08
Thank you missybear.. You must be a hardworker... Good luck and happy mylotting
@johndur (3049)
• Pasig, Philippines
20 Oct 08
i think i live to work and not the other way around.i think i dont have to work just to live but for it to work for me.
• India
13 Oct 08
Yes cute girl, v need both & i m agree with ur opinion.
@Tonycn (76)
• Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
13 Oct 08
I have to work since I have a family to feed and bills to pay.I'm always dreaming that some day I would earn enough money to enjoy my life and never work again but that's sound impossible to me.What a annoying life!
@Shar1979 (2723)
• United States
12 Oct 08
i work to live as money is a necessity for us to live especially if we have kids to feed