For some, if we are lucky enough, work is our vocation. We train to do something we have an interest in and enjoy the work we do. However, many adults do not enjoy their work or don’t earn enough to create the lifestyle they want.
Our work gives us a sense of meaning and purpose in life outside of our family and social life. For many, work is the main reason we set the alarm and get out of bed most mornings. Working in a job is our means to afford a certain standard of living, to pay the rent or a mortgage and bills, and to buy food and clothing. The more we want, the more we must train and develop our skills and expertise to have a job that pays for our desired lifestyle.