Working can really bring happiness?

China
September 13, 2010 2:52am CST
For me, I have worked for about 9 years since I graduated the high middle school.when I found my first job, I was full of passion, energy and happiness.However after those years pasted,I felt I am so tired to work for employer, I should work under their emotion, if they had a good mood, I will have a good day,if not I will be bad mood too. Most of people said working is a good thing, bring happiness. For me, it's not. I can't feel happy, I felt so tired and unhappy. I am thinking whehter I will be happy for work for myself. Mylotters, do you feel happy for work for employers? Please talk about something here. Thank you for your sharing.
17 responses
@maezee (41294)
• United States
13 Sep 10
I think it depends. With the right, well-paying job, and doing something you enjoy - I think it can make you happy and feel content. Of course, a lot of us are not in that position at all. A lot of us are barely making ends meet, hate our jobs, hate our bosses, etc - and we just can't find happiness with it. I think the right job for you, though, can definitely bring you happiness!
14 Sep 10
Idon'tthink that the best is to be well paid even if it's okay and you love your job , i 'm sure that you will be happy more than many employees . FOR PAEPLE WHOM DON'T LIKE THEIR JOB AND THEIR BOSS IS ALWAYS COMPLAINIG somtimes they can DO IT JUST TO BE PAID at the last of the month i advice them to look for an othe r job .
• China
14 Sep 10
Sometimes I changed my role to stand up my boss's position to consider the his position, maybe he was not happy because of the job. so I will change my states of my mind to face my work, maybe I will be happy.
@Downwindz (2535)
• Netherlands
13 Sep 10
I think it highly depends on your employer, some employers are alot better than others and obviously it also depends on the tasks you need to complete. Ive had jobs where I hated the work but I stayed around because the employer was great and I always got the nice tasks which was less heavy for my body :) Then we got a new employer and I quitted the job, the spirit just wasnt there anymore. Right now im oficially unemployed even though im actually my own employer, I have my own parttime business plus I earn a little of money online.
• China
14 Sep 10
Congratulations for you are your own employer. I hope one day I can be. Hope this day can't far away from me. Yes,I agree with you. Good employer is most important for us to do long time or not, if I face a bad employer,I can't do a better job and do it for a long time, though maybe it's salary than others.
@Downwindz (2535)
• Netherlands
14 Sep 10
Maybe one day you face a good opportunity and then it is about grabbing this oportunity :) There are so many options in how you can earn online and offline, it is more a question to find out what the market needs.
@ankster (273)
• India
13 Sep 10
Iam working on various sites for online writing and Iam very happy with it.Iam writing for my passion and my interest and it is the work of my choice.I feel great to fulfill my passion through such small mediums.And money is not at all my purpose.Work by any means is a work.Although Iam not earning huge but atleast Iam busy and Iam contented of what Iam doing.Iam my own boss and I meet deadlines according to my targets set.Work if accompanied with the choice of your interset generates more enjoyment then work you are just doing for gaining huge money and no fun and frolic.
• China
14 Sep 10
I envy you have good freelance work,and you can express your own feelings. Which is a good job. I am sure you are happy of your job. I once try to as a freelance to do something online, as a sales to sell something online from internet, or do something for my own,work for myslef, don't need to see other's face, however, I didn't find a good start, talk as writing freelance, I am not native english learning, I don't have good writing skill, even I can't write a good articles. so I am looking another good way to earn some from online. It is also difficult. Do you have a good idea?
@ankster (273)
• India
14 Sep 10
my dear friend you need not envy me.you can also write reviews,articles and do mylot for your interest.There is no huge money but you will be busy and you will enjoy.
• India
13 Sep 10
Yes i am also happy for working, because work is very useful for me. it is avoid the unnecessary talk, and wasting of time. So i like very much of working.
• China
14 Sep 10
It's good for you like your job, which is most important for bring happiness. Like do what you want to do. Happy day!
@7s3e1x (2)
• Malaysia
13 Sep 10
IMO, then true reason for working to most people is to earn money to fulfill needs and wants. Therefore most people will not gain happiness from working, either alone or for someone else. However there are people who enjoys their work, just like you are when you started working, full of passion etc, and the feeling continues even as the day passes. Those situations are considered rare nowadays. In conclusion, what i think is you can seek happiness from your job, you just gotta find the right one.
• China
14 Sep 10
It's very difficult for some people for work under his happiness, passions, most of people work for lives,so disregard his happiness. Me too. In fact,I left my children to work in another city, if I have enough money,I can take care of my children, teach children mission is also important.
@iamjesca (187)
• Philippines
13 Sep 10
I really think that working can bring happiness if you love what you are doing. That is because when you love what you are doing, when you done something so good then you will feel fulfilled and be happy. I guess by your situation, you dont like to be under the influence of an employer. Its really true that employers can be so moody and all those stuff. It can really affect your happiness in your work though. Cause, even if you are happy with your job but your boss always keeps on complaining then it can suck all the happiness away. I really hope you can find true happiness in that one job destined for you. Have a nice day!!!
• China
14 Sep 10
Hi my friend, thank you so much. yeah, you are right, I was influenced by my employer, if he didn't argue with me, I will be happy.Sometimes, I can't forget my work in my daily life,such as my rest time, at weekend, which made me unhappy.why I should care my job so much, what I can get? nothing.
@bingskee (5235)
• Philippines
13 Sep 10
actually, it depends. work is always tiring. it always comes to a point where you seem to have reached the apex. but it depends, as i had said. work can bring happiness if an employer cares for the employees. if the employees are compensated, recognized, given awards and bonuses, who would not be happy?
• China
14 Sep 10
Hi bingskee, I completely agree with you. For me, I didn't get a good salary,lower bonuses, and should see my boss's face and emotion, he will bellow me if he isn't happy.which is the main reason that I am not happy, sometimes, lower salary and bonuses aren't the important factor, however if boss can understand the clerk's working and change a role to consider clerk's mood, which will make clerk are full of energy to work for him, however he is not. He is also selfish. I didn't want to speak his bad side.
@chiyosan (30213)
• Philippines
13 Sep 10
i think it can bring happiness. i have actually attended a training before and she said that her priority is her work, not her family but her work. if she comes to a point that she has to choose to leave her family, she will choose her work and not her family. so with this i think she finds that her work is her happiness and not anything else.
• China
14 Sep 10
Now I believe work can bring happiness. Maybe I worked the same place, do the same thing, face the different customers, handle the complex relationships, face the bad emotion boss, which made me so unhappy.I am thinking maybe I will be happy if I change my work environment.Could you please give me some tips?
• Philippines
13 Sep 10
Hi bettydeng5! Hi! Good day!! Working is the medium for us to survive in these competing world. It is a major requirements for each individual to be said as successful in life except for those rich people. For me, if you're easily affected by the emotions of your boss you cannot enjoy your work and sometimes it will lead to severe boredom and stress. The best way to handle that is to work as you 'love your work' don't get easily been affected by the emotions of the people around you. Be optimistic and think that there are purpose why you are working. Handle everything in a nice and cheerful way :). Enjoy life.! Live it to the fullest!
• China
13 Sep 10
Hi teito_klein, thank you so much for your encouragement.yeah,you are right, I can't be affected by my boss's emotion. The most important I should love my job. My boss isn't a good temper employer, when he under bad emotion, he will blame everything. So I felt very nervious under his bad temper. Though I knew it's jump panel for work for employer, however I should let me happyl.Thank you so much. Happy mylotting!
@wrangel15 (1443)
• Philippines
14 Sep 10
What I can say is that the attitude of the employer really affects the attitude of his/her employees. I have observed that people tend to be like their employer especially on their attitude. In my case, I am still working on my first job. I'm here for more than two years already. I'm still enjoying so far.
@xtmlove (403)
• China
14 Sep 10
I think working is a good thing. Though we will feel fatigue in sometimes,and feel enrich in ours lives.On the one hand, we can earn money for our families. On the other hand, we can give full scope to ourselves in the society,and make value of ourselves to come true. So I think working can really bring happiness for us. If you felt tired of it,I hope you should take a rest.You also can watch the film which was called"the pursuit of happiness". Maybe this way can help you.Good luck!
• Vietnam
14 Sep 10
I think, if you don't really like your job, or you get bored with it. You should change your current job because if you don't like something, it is hard to face with it. Find something you really like to do, you will have more energy for work. It is just my personal opinion. You can do whatever you like, don't give up.
@ynahh1 (454)
14 Sep 10
When you are in first day of work you are kinda excited on what will happened to you.but,admit the fact that when you became regular and you experience the same way all over again you get bored and want something new!Just try to appreciate what you have.
@monkeylong (3146)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Sep 10
Yeah, I do think that working really can bring us some happiness in our life if you love your work so much in your life. For me, my work is just surf the Internet online to help me to support some of my daily life. I just enjoy surf Internet so much. On the Internet , I can forget almost all my annoyance and live a happy life on The net.I am just share my net life here.have a nice day!
• Philippines
14 Sep 10
Work help us to survive our financial need as a human so we need to love our work and have value for it don't be affected to the working environment you have as long you done your work correctly don't be bothered. Remember my friend life is miserable if we don't have work how can we sustain our needs and our family right?
@ruz001 (11)
14 Sep 10
For me i feel the most happiest when i accomplished something i have always wanted to do on my work. The feeling of over flowing happiness that comes from achieving a goal is something we must always strive to have all the time the feeling of being like on top of the world is one thing that can truly make me happy and in the process, we become inspiration to others around us and were able to share that happiness with people who need it the most.
@iowachap (100)
• United States
14 Sep 10
Being happy does not come from material objects, it does not come from others, it does not come from money, or a job. None of those will make you happy if you are not happy with yourself. Once you truly understand what makes you happy and are happy being with yourself, all of the other things will enhance your happiness. You might want to consider getting some training on a new line of work, something you really enjoy, but as noted it will be null and void if you do not find why you are not happy with yourself.