Goals are achieved by embracing the task requested with the energy of a partner in which success is mutual and failure is shared.
We want it all. We want the right to work. We want to be valued. We want to be secure. We want a life. It should all be easy. In this day of automation and high education why are we living in a model built generations ago for a world that moved me mechanically? Why shouldn’t we be able to pursue a life in which we are contributors towards a greater good whatever that might be? How can anyone justify that our lives should be dominated by anything other than that which we choose?
These are the main questions that face many of us in a convergence of work / life expectations. One must choose what is valued in their life and take a turn accordingly. The transition to a new set of values is actual and with a global marketplace for the future of labor it is likely to continue as far as there is no major interruption. The benefits of this new set of values is clear to anyone who takes the time to see the disruption that has challenged the foundations of the institutions that the current world is built upon.
What can recognize the conditions of contemporary work and labor and see it as an opportunity to achieve a broader equality than we have ever had. This comes in the form of shared costs and responsibilities in the name of individual values and happiness. A trade off, in which work is integrated into life, while life respects the opportunity work provides. The result is not a single path of success but instead an acknowledgement of the various forms in which one can arrive at a position they value for themselves.
This form of independence is not a right but a goal and this is my pursuit in the name of a flexible living / working situation where my various skills are entertained and utilized. I strive to achieve my goal by embracing the task requested with the energy of a partner in which success is mutual and failure is shared. With this in mind work must be done when it is required, which means Tuesdays are sometimes Saturdays and 4pm is sometimes 9am. And although this means I may miss the occasional school event or champions league match it enables me to still make it to the spielplatz most afternoons and to have meaningful dinners with family on a daily basis.