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dlm812's avatar

Currently… I work to live. As a college student in this economy, I think that is expected. I hope, however, to be fortunate enough to one day live to work.

dingus108's avatar

work to live. Definitely right now with the recession and what not.

DrasticDreamer's avatar

Until I get a job that I won’t think of as work – because I love it so much – I’ll work to live. I hope that sometime after I finish college I’ll get to live out one of my dreams and then I’ll live to work.

gbelste's avatar

I work to live. Seeing I just go to school. :P

Which can be fun.

dynamicduo's avatar

Work to live. Working provides me with the money I use to pursue hobbies and to put a roof over my head/food in my belly.

Eventually I’d like there to be no boundaries between the two. Doing a job where it doesn’t feel like I’m having to slave away. Luckily my current job is not soul sucking, it’s quite enjoyable actually.

Jeruba's avatar

I work at things I don’t love in order to live to work at things I do love.

KrystaElyse's avatar

I work to live, but I am fortunate that i’m able to do what I love.

omfgTALIjustIMDu's avatar

In general I work to live and live to play.

But I also live to work with babies. Which in many aspects is play. So I guess you could say I live and work to play?

aprilsimnel's avatar

I am making the transition from “work to live” to “live to work”. It’s scary, but it’s not living if I have to force myself out of bed everyday to do “work” I don’t like, am not proud of, and that doesn’t make life better for anyone.

laureth's avatar

I work to live as well. I wish I could do what I love, but it’s hard to make a living from creative endeavors even when the economy is good. I never got a college degree, so I’ve been stuck doing “low end” jobs, too. (I never dreamed to become a cashier or enter data for a living when I was a kid, that’s for sure!) Kids, stay in school, mmm’kay?

NaturalMineralWater's avatar

work to live. and also work to not work.

onesecondregrets's avatar

Some days it feels like I work to live. Other days, if I’m lucky it feels more like I live to work. But those days are slim to none. I really, really am hoping for and keeping an open mind that some day I truly will live to work, I can’t imagine how amazing that must be.

augustlan's avatar

Right now, I’d kill to work to live. Well, maybe not kill, but you know…
Unemployment sucks.

gooch's avatar

Work to live…all 4 jobs

wundayatta's avatar

I work to live. If I were to live to work, I’d be a ne’er-do-well, and my wife would be really pissed with me.

forestGeek's avatar

I definitely work to live. Though I do enjoy what I do and don’t much mind going everyday, I always wish I was somewhere else, doing something I’d rather be doing.

Jack79's avatar

I work as little as possible, just to make enough to survive on.

casheroo's avatar

Work to live. I would really rather not work at all, but I do go stir crazy at home. But, we need my income to help pay bills.

amanderveen's avatar

Work to live – that is, to finance the things I’d rather do with my life. If I ever became financially independent, I’d certainly have no trouble filling my time if I quit my job.

amandala's avatar

A little bit of both. I work to live—I’m a college student, I need to get work done to get anywhere—but I also love the work that I do. I study and prepare for my classes both out of necessity and out of interest. I’m incredibly lucky, in that sense, I think…I don’t know many other college students that enjoy reading several hundred pages a week.

Jeruba's avatar

@amandala, what’s your field?

wickedbetty's avatar

I work to live… I only work because I must or else my life will be sucky.

Kamari's avatar

I liveto work.. Everybody does in reality.. Everybody was made to live, but then what after?? You need to live to work to get where you NEED to be..

laureth's avatar

And where you NEED to be is alive, right? And you work to attain that, yes? To me, this says “work to live.”

john65pennington's avatar

Cops have never made much money for the job they perform. i can truly state that i looked forward to each that i had to go to work. no two days were ever alike and i loved that. so, i guess i loved to work. i made up for the money by working two jobs for 20 years.

dutchbrossis's avatar

I work to live. I would much rather be always playing and having fun. Someday I will be able to though so I will just have to wait until then

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