8. Work/Life Integration


Webster’s dictionary defines balance as “a beam that is supported freely in the center and has two pans of equal weight suspended from its ends.” It’s succinct and to the point. Now apply that to the phrase “work/life balance.” It implies that the two things, work and life, can be made to become of equal weight, and having achieved that you can get to a point where they balance.

I’ve been working ever since I left school more than 30 years ago. I have had jobs that I hated, jobs that left me exhausted, and jobs that I couldn’t wait to get to every day. The one thing I have never had is a job that carried equal weight to ...

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