A TO Z OF RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Chinese philosophy of working for worldly goods is only to work a third of the day. Another third is for finding things for our spiritual happiness (like being with our family or spending time reading or entertaining and the last third is for sleep. Then why do we define ourselves by describing the job we do? Why don't we say that "She is so and so and is a cat lover or likes embroidery or he loves to cook"? Well, these tasks will be associated only if they are done professionally like an animal trainer or a chef or a designer.
I understand that Work is one resource that helps us get food, shelter and clothing which are the three main resources to live. The problem I have with work is that we give work so much importance that we tend to forget that it is only a means not an end, just like money.
Most professional people like doctors and nurses and even lawyers are so much engrossed in work that they hardly enjoy their money. It is a different thing that their families especially their children get used to buying expensive things which are used as a trade off for the time missed with each other.
Unemployment rate in the State of New York has gotten better, which is really good. Sometimes I wish that people who can afford to have their lawn done would hire someone to do it instead of saving money and doing it themselves. Even some other chores can be shared in exchange of even minimum wage. There are people who really want to make an extra buck because they need that buck.
In India we had women who came to do dishes for my mom. I offered to do dishes after school. My father said that I should not take away someone else's job. They had a family to support.