Food for Thought, Why do we work, Really?
Is it because we have an innate need to do so? Or is the need to work a construct of our minds that does not really exist? What does it take to find purpose and meaning in what you do for a living? Do we always work for a living?
All our lives we have been taught lots of things about work. Work is work, as long as you’re being paid, do it! You need to have passion. You need to be competitive to be the best. Start somewhere. Do what you love, love what you do.
The podcast of the week is “The Meaning Of Work” by the TED Radio Hour, a podcast based on the infamous TED Talks.
This episode resonates with me because this year has been interesting. I have quit several jobs, and I am currently struggling with the question – Why am I doing this? Do I actually love my work?
If you’re struggling with this question too, please press play. From what it means to collaborate, the satisfaction we get from work, to succeeding when the odds are against you, you’ll love the ideas and stories in this podcast.
Get it on iTunes here.
About TED Radio Hour by NPR
The TED Radio Hour is a journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to think and create. Based on Talks given by riveting speakers on the world-renowned TED stage, each show is centered on a common theme – such as the source of happiness, crowd-sourcing innovation, power shifts, or inexplicable connections. The TED Radio Hour is hosted by Guy Raz, and is a co-production of NPR & TED. Follow the show @TEDRadioHour.