How would you define it?
For me it’s been ho‘ohana.
The quickie Hawaiian lesson:
Hana is the word for work as a noun.
Put the ho‘o in front of it, the noun becomes the verb, as in to work.
Value that ho‘o, and it means to make something happen!
Work consumes about a third of your life. (Think: 24 hrs = 8 asleep, 8 working, 8 left.)
This sentence jumped out at me in an article called “Workplace Democracy ”“ The emergence of a community of independent workers” (link thanks to Anne Zelenka at Web Worker Daily):
Work in its basic form can be viewed as something someone does that brings them dignity while making a contribution to the world in which they live.
—Mark Dowds, co-founder of www.creationstep.com
I like that.
Work comes in so many people-defining shapes and forms. [Flickr photo credit.]
Are you up for the one-sentence challenge? How would you define work?