Feb 8, 2018 • 6M

TDL086 Worth The Sacrifice?

 
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The Sunday Letters Podcast is the weekly audio newsletter from organisational psychologist Larry Maguire on the meaning & purpose of daily work and our oftentimes paradoxical relationship with it. We explore how human beings may break free from tiresome means-to-an-end labour and finally take command of their own working lives. Topics include solo working, careers, entrepreneurship, economics, society and culture. Content follows the written newsletter, which goes out to subscribers every Sunday.
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Is It Worth The Sacrifice? Having a family is a challenge right? The Joy of being a parent can’t be overstated I feel, but it can be difficult. We leave behind the freedom of the single life to have a family but it’s worth the sacrifice. I wonder though in that, is it really a sacrifice at all. If you have no children you probably feel that from that standpoint, leaving the single life behind for kids would be a sacrifice. But to imagine change you don’t want will always feel counter to the current experience. It’s generally only after the change takes place that we gain the benefit. We are continually tested by our kids and that’s the way it should be. You and I can learn so much about ourselves from the interactions with our children if we’re willing to be open to it. That is, if we’re willing, not only to pay lip service to the idea but to actually practice it. To realise perhaps, that we’re not always right in our imposition of cultur --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sunday-letters/message