Friday, July 27, 2007

Confucius On Work

“Start doing what you like and you will have to work not a day in your life.”

- Confucius

7 comments:

Loren said...

Strange, I've always found that "having to do" anything made it less than enjoyable, which is why I've chosen to avoid trying to make money from those things I love to do.

amuirin said...

I like that. I bet a lot of people wish they could do what they love.

Mahendra said...

Nice one!

Gary said...

I agree. I think it has to do with the what Joseph Campbell termed Following your bliss. Once you discover what you were meant to do, something that speaks to your soul then 'work' becomes an expression of one's essence. For me I found my bliss with teaching. This is my work, yes, but also the thing that brings me happiness. Perhaps a subtle differnece but one that defines 'work' in a totally new light. Hope this makes sense.

amuirin said...

That's really neat gary, the world needs teachers who love what they do.

Would you call it 'a calling' I wonder? When you find the occupation that aligns with your spirit?

Gary said...

Yes, it is nice doing what you love. We spend a lot of time working after all. A 'calling' works for me, but it does have the religious undertones.

Paul said...

Aristotle once said something to the effect that where your talents meet the needs of the world, there you will find your passion and bliss in life.