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HARD WORK VS SMART WORK

Written on May 14th, 2020


Do I work hard enough? Personally, I do not think that ‘’yes’’ and ‘’no’’ are fair options to answer that question. Working hard compared to whom and what? According to which standards? I try to be efficient so I can avoid exhausting myself or killing the love I have for my craft. Does efficiency define a smart worker? Do I want to jeopardize the personal growth that occurs during the process of a slower work pace? For the sake of what? A lot needs to be put in context. I hear those generic pieces of advice about work ethic all the time. They remind me of my father’s living room drunken speeches, which are legendary by the way! They made so much sense coming from a man with a rough past and for whom hard work equated better survival chances. But once a man has reached the goal of raising a child in a place of various opportunities, what will be that man’s renovated perspective of hard work? Should it change or stay the same? If I ever become a father, I like the idea of encouraging my child to work ''accordingly''. And if that holds the same meaning as hard work or smart work, then I apologize for wasting your time.




''If I ever become a father, I like the idea of encouraging my child to work 'accordingly'. And if that holds the same meaning as hard work or smart work, then I apologize for wasting your time.''
- 7 in the AM

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