Rat Race And What’s In It
Life is a rat race, and everybody is running to catch up. This is the nature of the rat race, in which everyone works for their share of an income (except the capitalists). There are two kinds of rats – those who “live by the hour” (who say “Give me whatever it takes”) and those who “work to live”. The first group will always be in a better position financially. They will have more time and the ability to take care of themselves and their loved ones in old age. You should see some rat race escape videos online to be enlightened more!
The second group, however, cannot afford to live. They still are working for their money. When they retire they may be entitled to medical, social, and other benefits that are not available to the first group. Many of us are toiling away at jobs we hate in a rat race to “get by”. At least some of us are willing to risk a little (a thousandth) of our lives for some sort of financial security. Some of us may be willing to make sacrifices for the sake of our children and our grandchildren.
Work is more important to some than others. The amount of time you want to spend in a particular work situation will be determined by the amount of money you are willing to forfeit to get into a certain job. If it is a good job, this sacrifice may be worthwhile. Conversely, if it is not a lack of commitment to your work can mean a lost paycheck, a bad boss, and perhaps, a life that does not feel like your own.
Doing Some Comparisons Around You
To quote a certain famous philosopher: “Give me a work that will make me no better than you, and a work that will make me worse than you.” If you put in the time and the effort, you may find your work is no better than your friend’s work, or worse. Sometimes it feels like a rat race with no end in sight. In my career as a school teacher, I have found the best work is the one I am not making. I know from experience that this is true in life as well. Often, after a long day of work, the only thing I feel good about is the fact that I have done something worthwhile.
A wonderful opportunity came my way as a retired teacher of history and current affairs. I was in need of some extra help in teaching students who had very little or no knowledge of recent events in our history. What was so great about this opportunity was that it seemed as though the students might not even be there in a few years. This afforded me the opportunity to be able to give my current students a fun history lesson that was based on current events that they could relate to.
My students were so grateful that I was willing to give them something for nothing! This meant they were learning something and could have fun in doing so. And they were gaining some understanding and perspective of history as well. The opportunity gave me the chance to step out of my comfort zone. It taught me about diversity, personal branding, online business, and website design.