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    Quote Originally Posted by Chunes View Post
    Work is the label we give to activities we don't enjoy.

    The first step is to stop calling it work.
    Quote Originally Posted by poki View Post
    Work is something I dont enjoy doing. If I can make something fun then it stops being work.
    Its interesting to look at how we go about things in different manners. Yours is to stop labeling it, where as mine is to figure out what causes it to have that label and when it is fun then the label of work goes away.

    While others will push through at all expenses because its a necessary evil that we just have to get past.

    These methods or the way we go about things to me are at the root of our personality.
    Im out, its been fun

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    For me, it's changing the work entirely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDude View Post
    For me, it's changing the work entirely.
    So what do you do when its not possible to change the work entirely?
    Im out, its been fun

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    go unemployed for awhile, eat wolf brand chili and rice.

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    I think this is a really good question, I dont have a really good answer to it.

    Its about being productive, although that can be an alienating version of productivity like you've no choice, circumstances compell you, you need to earn a living some how but there's also the other highly satisfying productivity which is what people are talking about when they talk proudly about their "life's work".

    There's a whole debate about what qualifies as work too, what sort of effort, marginal cost, opportunity cost or sacrifice is involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDude View Post
    go unemployed for awhile, eat wolf brand chili and rice.
    My P comes out and everything starts slipping until it becomes fun again(challenge is fun to me). When I become to bored I start looking for challenges.
    Im out, its been fun

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    I look for challenges too, but sometimes I need to get out of an environment entirely to do that. Unfortunately, that's happened more than what some may consider "normal". I may experiment with moving around within the job first though (if I can).

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    Work is hell.

    For me, at least.

    I am one who enjoys enjoying life, I cannot stand that I have to do anything I cannot stand in order to eat, and live.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cloud View Post
    I am not looking for physics definition.
    I am questioning what work is for the human race.
    Whoops, I thought this was in the science subforum. My bad, yo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poki View Post
    Its interesting to look at how we go about things in different manners. Yours is to stop labeling it, where as mine is to figure out what causes it to have that label and when it is fun then the label of work goes away.

    While others will push through at all expenses because its a necessary evil that we just have to get past.

    These methods or the way we go about things to me are at the root of our personality.
    There's basically two things you can do: change your circumstances or your attitude.

    Sometimes the latter isn't an option for me, such as when I was expected to lie to customers at a job I once had, so I quit. I think the key to being happy in the monetary aspect of the world is to change what you can reasonably change and then adjust your perception of the rest.

    Trying to change your circumstances in this world often comes with high diminishing returns and so will not be a good sole option for everybody.
    "If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. But do not care to convince him. Men will believe what they see. Let them see."
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