DO YOU BELIEVE WE CAN REACH HAPPINESS THROUGH WORK OR THROUGH LAZINESS?
TELL US WHY! firstname.lastname@example.org
Your contributions will be debated at the HAPPINESS CALLING talk-show of the International Seminar!
CREDI CHE LA FELICITÀ SI POSSA RAGGIUNGERE ATTRAVERSO IL LAVORO O L’OZIO? RACCONTACI PERCHÈ!
I commenti raccolti verranno reprisi nel dibattito sul tema lavoro e felicità all’interno della conferenza-spettacolo HAPPINESS CALLING!
THESE ARE SOME OF THE CONTRIBUTIONS EMAILED SO FAR (TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH):
Work or laziness? Well, it all depends on how happy one is at work and how constructive your laziness can be… I am confused! Hope the Seminar will give us some hints!
Sónia Faria – Portugal
Laziness, for sure! Everything goes too fast in the 21st century. Stopping and enjoying the dolce far niente is much better than working… It makes me happier. Lazy me, I know…
Francesco Sanchioni – Italy
I think the question is a fallacy. Happiness is not to be achieved by one or the other. Maybe If you combine both you will get somewhere closer to self-fulfilment, which at least for me it’s the close you can get from happiness…
Iason Dimos – Greece
Happiness at work? Only if it’s a challenging work. Boring tasks make you lazy and that’s depressing.
Laura Sandberg – Norway
I guess the secret of happiness at work is to be competent and enjoy what you do, but not being excessively passionate about it… At some point your passion will turn into a job, just a job and jobs always bring problems at some point. Does that make me lazy??
Eloi Santandreu – Spain
I’d like to answer, but I am too lazy (and happy that way…)
Pedro Fonseca – Portugal
Few things in life make me happier than the satisfaction I get after finishing a demanding work, accomplishing goals which pushed your limits a bit further… Whenever I indulge too much laziness I tend to feel guilty about it.
Angela Lapid – Spain
Work is overrated! When you are about to die – and that might happen in the bed of an hospital and you won’t be able to afford the morphine – you won’t remember all those extra hours at work, will you?
Fabrizio Vettori – Italy
I am not sure laziness is the path to happiness, but for sure we would all be happier if we worked less…
Jacques Plaideau – Belgium
A good well-paid job buys happiness. Whoever says the opposite doesn’t know where to shop! It can also buy a good shrink in case you burn out…
Oscar Cruz – Portugal
I’ll answer with a question: Can you imagine your life without working? I can’t, it would be too sad…
Chloé Charuau – France
Can’t we balance both? Which is what most of us do anyway?
Simona Pontiroli – Italy
A post-work society where machines are slaves. That’s happiness.
Arnaud Abarca – France