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Jtube: Pursuit of Happiness

Jtube: Pursuit of Happiness

Do you think people today spend too much time working?

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Published: June 9, 2007


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Visitor Comments: 21

(21) moshe, June 3, 2010 9:59 PM

great movie. will smith pulled off yet another one

(20) Chaim R., December 20, 2007 12:25 AM

Yes!! Why do we exert so much effort on a curse??

Yes i think people today spend too much time working! the obligation to work for our food was a curse brought upon us by the sin of Adam Harishon! it's a curse and people make it their life!!! it's like getting a parking ticket for 50 bux and then running to the courthouse to pay 100 bux with a big smile and a fat thank you! True we have to work, one cant rely on a miracle, but y work the overtime to make that extra buck?? do what is necessary and that's it! G-d ordains on Rosh Hashana EXACTLY how much $ we are to make that year. NO MATTER HOW MUCH OVERTIME YOU DO YOU WILL NOT MAKE A CENT MORE THAN THAT PRE-ORDAINED AMOUNT! People think that its up to them to work as hard as possible and if they work their tuchises (rear-ends)off then they think "wow, all the hard work paid off-i really earned all the money I've recieved." but what people don't realize is that you're not working for your boss, you're working for THE boss! Hakadosh Baruch Hu!! (the Holy One Blessed Be He)!! it's ALL up to Hashem (G-d), He just puts u in a work environment with a boss as his messenger to pay you the money you need. We should stop concentrating on how much money we CAN make, and start concentrating on how much $ we NEED to make, and the rest of our time can be spent doing things that AREN'T a curse for us, like learning the Torah Hakedosha (the Holy Torah), or doing Chessed (acts of loving kindness, or davening (praying)to The Creator of the universe. Then we will see that we have exactly what we need and we can live happy lives devoted to our real "job"-being the best Eved Hashem (servant of G-d)we can possibly be.

(19) Sihvyl, September 30, 2007 8:30 AM

I don't think the problem is too much work; but rather, the kind of work being done. You could work too much in the field, and only ensure more bounty. You could work too much in the factory, and ensure that you get a $0.07 raise, that doesn't offer enough monetary gain at the end of the day to buy an extra candy bar. It seems that almost all work has become disconnected with results beyond career advancement.

We go and work to help produce thousands of unnecessary Lipsticks, to buy a bag of below par apples from half way across the world, when there is an apple tree in the front yard.

(18) heather, June 28, 2007 1:42 AM

yes

the family as a whole is depleating because people want lavish lifestyles. You have to work double just to make ends meet

(17) Anonymous, June 26, 2007 9:38 PM

some work, some escape

sometimes I'm not so sure how blessed I am to have been able to be mostly a stay at home mum and work from home, I wear many hats some with pay, most without pay... there's no 'leaving' the workplace, there's no escaping anyone or anything, 'we' are together 24/7, including on Shabbat in a mixed marriage; all the more to make my home look different for Shabbat, and do as many Shabbat mitzvots as possible, and the kids can count on me being here for and with them - on Shabbat I learned to play and listen more than any other day with my family. I'm not playful, and order them around too much. That in itself was work, but also personal growth through Torah, so worth it.
Yes, too many people work too much and avoid personal growth. This is evident at personal growth seminars.
Thank G-d I am a Jew.

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