If somebody asked you with the most important aspect of your job was what would you say? I think if you’re walking down the street and you Asked 10 different people that question, I would bet money that the majority would say that salary was the most important.
This says a lot about our society and what’s important and what we value. There’s no denying that we all need money in order to survive, but we want more than to survive. We want security. We want to be… Lay down and exhale and feel at peace knowing that everything is secure. But does money really bring us that security.
When you think about it, what is money? It’s really just a concept, a means to an end. It seems that too many people in the society focus on the means rather than the end. I feel that when looking at a potential career salary is something that absolutely must be considered, but it is most definitely not the most important aspect of the job.
The question everybody should be asking for rather answering if they were part of my poll, would be is this something that I would look forward to waking up each morning and doing. Now of course, this is the ideal situation and at times many of us must do things in life that are not pleasant in order to survive. I have had many jobs sometimes multiple jobs that were absolutely miserable, that I needed to do it in order to make money at the time. But I’m talking about what is ideal, and what is ideal something we should all be striving for regardless of the present situation.
I’ve seen plenty of people who make hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, and are absolutely miserable they hate their jobs, their personal lives are in shambles, and their relationships are falling apart. They are usually surrounded by expensive material items, but lack of simplicity and warmth that you find in some of the poorest households.
I’m not at all saying that money is bad or that having material objects is a negative thing. What I’m really talking about his perspective. Keeping the perspective on what is important in this life is of extreme importance. Knowing what we need and what we want and understanding the difference between the two, is the real key to happiness.