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My ideal job would require only 20 hours a week of my time, precisely because I DON'T identify with my job. Part of why people end up feeling that they are their jobs is because they work so many hours, they have no time for outside interests. If we had more balance in our lives, we probably would not identify so strongly with our work.
I'm fascinated by the extent to which most people identify with their jobs. I was born without this character trait, and have always viewed a job as an evil necessity to get the bills paid, and as an interruption of activities that I enjoy. I basically resent the need to work. I quit my job as a flight attendant five years ago and traveled on a sailboat and in a hippie van until I decided I wanted more money and a sense of belonging to a community. Now I'm searching for a job I can get some enjoyment from, but my hopes aren't high.
posted 2 years, 11 months ago
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