Working towards a better world
9 January 2015
Why do we work? We need to keep busy… We need to make money, to look after ourselves and our families… And, more importantly, we need to do what we love doing, and what we feel is our part in the world.
These days, a lot of people are working in jobs they don’t like, and can’t wait to get home each day. But even when you do love or enjoy your job, sometimes you just want the day to finish, to get home and relax, or do things that need doing at home… So don’t feel that because you look forward to the end of the day or week that you don’t like your job. You can be happy no matter what you’re doing. And also, it’s perfectly normal and realistic to not be happy all of the time. After all, as Lauren Oliver writes in her book Delirium: “You can’t be happy unless you’re unhappy sometimes.”
Though also increasingly these days, a lot of people love their jobs, and are enjoying what they do every day, and contributing to the world in a very positive way!!!
A few weeks ago, I was enjoying a coffee and reading a newspaper article. It was about the importance of enjoying your career, and how increasingly Australians, particularly young Australians, as well as people across the world, no doubt; are choosing careers they enjoy and feel are contributing to the world in a positive way, over careers which can earn a lot of money. It’s about putting interests, and particularly values and beliefs, before money. The article mentioned the following website, and only recently have I got around to checking it out:
I like it. The website has a nice aim, and a great team. Their About Us section says the following:
EthicalJobs.com.au is a job-search site for people who want to work for a better world. We list community jobs, environmental jobs, not-for-profit jobs and social enterprise jobs that contribute to a more equitable, more just or more sustainable world.”
I chose my career because it’s what I feel is contributing to making the world a much better place, one smile at a time 🙂
I hope that whatever fills your days, is something that you love.