The Quest for Workplace Optimism: Why We Must Change Our Relationship with Work

Society and many individuals have been snookered into believing the purpose of work is to be paid. It is, after all, the predominant driver for getting a job. Yes, we all have bills to pay, and experiences we want and “stuff” we “need.” However, the pursuit of more—money, experiences, material possessions—has led us to develop a work ethic that moves at a relentless pace. It’s stressful and unsustainable.