The Myth of Quality Time

clock-650753_960_720This is an old post from The NY Times. But I wanted to share it, as I know that family time is important. At least for me, and I’m sure we are quite a few feeling the same way.

Time spend with family are valued, and cannot be reglected. I have a lot of respect for those who untiredlessly are working to keep those precious bonds alive.

Events, circumstances can make our decisions and actions very difficult to take. But the rewards are precious.

Is it realistic to value these moments in our crazy lives? Do you have any other ideas than the ones that Frank Bruni shared?

Another BS job?

Well, I have started this job the other day. Interviews went all good. Contact with the HR was pleasant, we ended up talking more like friends than future co-workers. The manager was convincing enough to make me believe that the job was intellectually fulfilling and that, of course, I will have lots of fun.

Few weeks later, I already realised that we do not have the same conception of an intellectually fulfilling job, and my fun is drastically opposite than his fun. Here is the issue: How to make my point that I need something more … challenging? Not that there are a lot to do, I am not afraid of working hard. I just want to have the feeling that I am adding value to the job. But working long hours to do repetitive tasks, that do not require any thinking process, respecting these devilishly tight deadline, to not even have a slap in the back …. I’m not quite sure.

Will I ever be able to find this job, that allow me to have a lookalike satisfaction? Grr …

Why time management is ruining our lives

Why time management is ruining our lives

Did we create our own tomb?

We are striving for the best for ourselves, of course. A good job, a good life, well, a good work-life balance. We have optimised theories, technologies, to help on doing things quicker, better, that time is released for our family, friends, hobbies, interests …

Our parents were working hard, not always in the best conditions. I’m not sure we’ve improved more. It’s only different.

Quit Your Job And Live Abroad: 8 Places So Cheap You Might Not Need To Work

Quit Your Job And Live Abroad: 8 Places So Cheap You Might Not Need To Work

It’s easier said than done, but what is the most important?
Killing ourselves for a job/boss/ company that does not care about us individual? Or enjoying these precious moments that make us feel alive and valued?

How a TV Sitcom Triggered the Downfall of Western Civilization

How a TV Sitcom Triggered the Downfall of Western Civilization

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Welcome … home?

This is really tempted to say … Welcome Home. Welcome Home … After this long and unfinishing day at work, passively listenning all this noises, sorry sounds, that are constantly rocking in our brains. Yes, passively, because there is nothing we can do to block them. Nope. Naught. And if by magic, they disappear, we are totally lost!!! Haha, I’m not. Or I want to believe it.

Aaaanyway, welcome to my blog. 😀

I wanted to create a place where I could share my BS about jobs, life, school, social life, family, friends. About anything that makes our life lively, or less lively.

I greatly appreciate comments / feedbacks. This is all constructive and so, and so. So feel free to add your thoughts in a polite and respectful manner.

Hope you will enjoy this journey as much as I will.

Happy Life!

YD