Friday, September 17, 2010

All work and no play...

All work and no play would be a crappy way to live life.
I am a firm believer in hard work, but I also am a firm believer in a need to play.

I want to be prosperous, I want to make a good living, pay off my house, send my children to good schools, but I am not willing to go the all work and no play route. 
 I will not sacrifice my time with my children. 

Yes, money is improtant. 
 Yes, we need to pay our bills. 

 But to what extent are we willing to give up playing for making money?
 I am not willing to be the kind of person who doesn't take a vacation, 
or go out to dinner with friends, or take my kids to fun activities. 
Because there is no time left with all the money earning there is to do.

What would be the point of living and having a family if there was never any time to spend with them.  
To enjoy one another.
I know that on my death bed I won't be regretting all the time I spent with my family, lol!

To be clear I think that a person can manage to be prosperous and also have plenty of time with their family, but one has to be actively trying to do both and not expect for everything to fall perfectly into place.  It rarely does.

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
because he never spends time with his family
or uses all the money he's made.
I'd be dull too if I were that way.

The good thing about work though, is that it makes playing possible ;D

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