Today I was thinking about my previous entry on procrastination. Therein I said that people who do not love their work are bored (and likely boring) people. I want to add up to it:
- Work is desirable because it might serve as preventive of boredom. Indeed, our work at a given time and location might be really tedious or uninteresting. However, such tedium is quite small in comparison with the boredom stemmed from empty days, days without nothing to do.
- Further, work has another benefit: it makes vacations much more enjoyable when they come. A happy life requires balance. All pleasures, all the time, are no good for the soul. Contrasts help us to appreciate the world in the right context.
- And third, the obvious one: work increases our probabilities for success, both economically and profesionally.
The conclusion seems clear: work, even a boring one, always leaves some kind of profit.