September 12, 2003

Observation From My Travels

We work 9-5, 5 days a week, somewhere around 50 weeks a year. We get a few holidays off and an average of two weeks a year to travel or do various fun things. But do you realize that the rest of the world (for the most part) has a much better deal going? Do you realize that Chinese workers get more time off, on average, than those of us working in the US? How the hell did that happen??

How does this tie into my vacation? Well, I noticed, for the most part, that people seemed happier. People seemed to have some innate sense of happiness, a stop-to-smell-the-roses attitude that was radiant. Something we don't have, generally speaking. Now, I could just be reading too much into this - I'm no psychic - but I really got that feel. I think we could learn something here. Work isn't everything. Making money can't be the be-all end-all. Look at the date - isn't it readily apparent that we should try to enjoy what we've got while we've got it? Didn't the events of two years ago teach us that?

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Posted by Chris at September 12, 2003 11:01 AM