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Show Of Hands August 9th, 2011 12:00am

Do you work to earn money so that you can do what you love, or work and earn money while doing what you love?

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08/15/11 10:11 pm

it depends on what you love. I feel like if you try to do things "so that" you run the risk of becoming consumed by your work or coming to loathe your work or just becoming bored by it

08/15/11 8:49 pm

If you vote for "so that", you will not last long with your current job and will become easily bored by it.

08/15/11 4:28 am

the real joys in life are free. go out and walk around, go hiking, biking, enjoy nature, start a new hobby! kayaking, climbing, fishing, even just reading outdoors! you can do all those while making money

08/14/11 9:31 am

I get paid to play with jet engines all day... LOVE IT

c00kies California
08/14/11 12:58 am

I'm twelve and I'm currently trying to write a book. hopefully, if I make a bit of money from it, I can use the money to do what I love instead of being stuck in a hopeless job that gets me nowhere.

08/13/11 9:37 am

I'd love to be an astrophysicist because of the discovery thrill. I don't care about money as much as long as I love my job.

08/11/11 3:58 pm

Not a terribly hard question, right?

08/11/11 9:28 am

I'm a second grade teacher. It gets insanely stressful at some points in the year, but I wouldn't trade it for anything. Going to school today to work on my classroom. :) I love my career.

higuys Illinois
08/11/11 9:16 am

I want to be a scientist because I live for discovery. seeing that I'm not planning on having a family it's prolly going to be all I have

stiney Arizona
08/10/11 11:46 pm

I get paid to fly airplanes every day. I have the best job on the planet

ty3desi Massachusetts
08/10/11 12:29 pm

Best job In the world is being in the lead Humvee driving down IED lane in Afghanistan!!! Love the thrill. Idc about the pay. Cuz it's ur tax dollars. GO ARMY!!!

08/10/11 8:13 am

Actually I work at what I enjoy doing, so I can do what I love... I have a win win situation .. Only if I could get a raise!! Lol

08/10/11 5:33 am

and just to be clear what I'm saying, cuz i know most don't love what they do but still work hard (well assuming) but some ppl work hard while making it "very" apparent that they hate their job ie., Bad customer service reps, etc..

08/10/11 5:30 am

I don't love what I do but I definitely WORK HARD like I love what I do; strong work ethic..Wish more people had it. I can tell a lot of ppl that work in some position apart of the govt just HATE their job; at least that's how thy sound ovr the phone...I just hate unprofessionalism w/ a true passion

08/10/11 1:48 am

I love my work and also work to love life. Both for me go together. Took a while to love my job though. Lol

08/10/11 1:16 am

I'm 13...But, I hope to get a job that I enjoy doing while getting laid! Oh gosh autocorrect! I meant "paid"....

defender Austin, TX
08/09/11 11:41 pm

I work for money to live and enjoy life but I do love my job!!!!!!

kmsexton McLean
08/09/11 11:14 pm

I definitely really enjoy my work, and I am happy to put my time and effort into it. However, it's not my dream job (bakery owner!) and it's not raising my kids so it'd be really hard to truly say "while".

Nerdz Texas
08/09/11 10:34 pm

but I hope that I love my job in the future......

Nerdz Texas
08/09/11 10:30 pm

I don't have a job I'm only a 12 year old girl

08/09/11 9:06 pm

I fucking hate my job...does that answer the question?

aggie10 TARDIS
08/09/11 8:59 pm

I am a student affairs professional on a college campus and am humbled to say that I love my impact and work. How do people think creatively and passionately in environments where they aren't loving it? I say they never truly do! Live your work, and we all benefit!

JDoe Its a gift
08/09/11 8:55 pm

@Andres2100 - You're holing on to a pretty ignorant/judgemental stereotype if you think all of us who are unemployed must be destitute and no longer deserve what we worked for.

sohuser California
08/09/11 7:57 pm

This is strange so many people without jobs can afford iPhones and iPads.

08/09/11 6:13 pm

MCR, me too, don't have one either!

MCR The Moon
08/09/11 6:04 pm

Only 15 so yeah any job is gonna suck for a while, just waiting for the Marines 

Zack100 Tatooine
08/09/11 5:54 pm

I don't have a job but when I get one I'll hopefully do something I love! I love acting but they don't get paid much unless ur a Hollywood or broadway star!!!

08/09/11 5:25 pm

@FIAT2LUX, pizza delivery??

08/09/11 3:58 pm

I work so I can still pay bills while I write

valeriejo ramble on
08/09/11 1:51 pm

I don't know if there is a job out there that I would truly love. I would really love to be a stay at home mom and housewife to be honest ;) .. Unfortunately we don't really make enough money to be able to afford that at this point ..

oorah Florida
08/09/11 12:45 pm

I love the Marines. Awesome job.

08/09/11 11:34 am

@repubgirl2 - ditto! And I wouldn't change it for anything!!

MrChris80 California
08/09/11 11:21 am

I love to spend time doing fun things with my family and friends. So far, nobody's payin me for it. :) ... But i like my job alright.

reichukey Oregon
08/09/11 11:01 am

Pretty much every job seems sorta fun, that's all I would want.

PAteach1 Pennsylvania
08/09/11 10:37 am

I make money doing something I love to be able to do things I live....that's why I went to college.

08/09/11 10:37 am

I love my job personally. Being a mom. I guess I could say I work (take care of the little ones) so tht I can do wat I love (c them grow up)! 

08/09/11 10:12 am

love driving a truck, hauling new cars pays great....but my true passion in playing golf, however I'm no Tiger, Jack, or Arnold.

BondiBaby Nebraska
08/09/11 9:16 am

I think it's sad to just earn money. but not everyone will love their work.

Piper? Texas
08/09/11 9:11 am

When I get a job I will make sure it's what I love to do.

08/09/11 9:09 am

For now I work for money so I can do what I love. When I graduate in 5 years I'll be workin while doing what I love.

Rational1 Ohio
08/09/11 9:08 am

I used to work a job I hated so I'd have money for things I liked. Now I'm back in school working on doing something I love with the rest of my life.

08/09/11 9:07 am

I don't have a job but when I do get one it will be something that I love because if I do something that I hate it will just be miserable

08/09/11 8:14 am

I don't have a job bit what I want to do is something I love

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
08/09/11 5:07 am

My career = fun + stress + PAYCHECK + absolute requirement by government (if they can't raise me by phone they'll send the police out to find me and tell me it's time to get back to work). 15,000 new employees needed in the next 10 years, anyone know what I'm talking about?


08/09/11 4:58 am

hmmmm....I used to love what I do, I think I still do love what I do, just a few major changes have made if so difficult..... well, I just went back to school. maybe I'll find my happy place again.

08/09/11 4:24 am

Not everyone can love their work. Someone has to pick up the garbage. Someone has to do the hard labor. Someone has to do the dangerous work. Society needs people who are willing to do work they don't like. But I do think everyone should aspire to find work they love.