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Are you working to live or living to work?

live to work or work to live

Two days ago, we braved the Makati traffic for a blog-related meeting. We haven’t been outside the mountains of Rizal for quite some time so it was a shock that the carmaggedon is, in fact, true.

I have never been more thankful about being able to work from home than yesterday. I mean, for a 10-kilometer distance, it took us three hours to reach home. THREE HOURS! It’s crazy! We could have spent that time working on projects, playing with the minis, or catching up with our favorite series. I can’t imagine how the people who go through that every day are surviving! Seriously, three hours stuck in traffic among a sea of angry drivers ain’t fun.

It made me think, working away from home and the traffic situation taking so much of people’s time, are people working to live or living to work? I’m not saying people should quit their jobs, but it’s something to think about, right? I love what this video has to say about how people are living now:

I work from home already and honestly, I still miss a lot of moments with my family because I was busy typing on my laptop or meeting clients on Skype. What more for people who work away from their families? Those who endure long, precious hours on the road?

We have got to start rethinking about how we approach work.

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