To me, working is such a commitment.
A lot of people don�t realise they are more committed to work or money, than they are to any human relationships. As much as I �don�t feel like it� on certain days, I still have to go to work. Eventhough I am tired and sleepy, esp now, on a Monday morning, I still have to go to work. In the midst of any crisis, I still have to go to work. This is particularly relevant for me. I couldn�t sleep on Saturday night, probably due to the tea I drank at the Chinese restaurant, and woke up in the morning to attend church. Slept late last night, around 2 am, things get complicated especially when I am sharing a bed and I am a light sleeper, meaning I can�t sleep until albert is sleeping. I could barely open my eyes this morning, and I still feel like zombie right now. YET, I still have to drag myself to come to work PLUS I have to smile and greet others at workplace. ! Be it rain, or snowing, I still have to go to work.
Yes, you may argue that �sick leave� Is a way out. But it�s only transient. Like Waikea�s company, there is actually incentive for NOT taking sick leave. I heard stories where man sacrifice their time with their family for the sake of their job. �Oh, I can�t attend my son�s graduation because I am on business trip to US�. �Can�t you cancel it? � � Oh honey, it�s not as simple as it sounds. If I can close this deal, I will get promoted, and it will mean more money for our kids (pls note, it�s kidSSS) education to university.� Hence, the boy grew up without seeing his dad much, and consequently, not much sweet memories of the time spent with him and his dad.
My conclusion: We spend 1/3 of our life working, � for some, 1/3 on the bed sleeping, and only 1/3 for our own use, which has to be divided into friends, family, church, hobbies and not forgeting spending time with yourself.
Think about it !