; “are we too busy to have fun?”
Almost 2 weeks ago, I came across this video posted on Facebook.
Someone built a huge ball pit in the middle of the street just to get one simple question answered. “Are we too busy to have fun?”
Living in a fast-paced society like Singapore, 24 hours in a day never seems enough for anyone. A work-life balance is almost an impossible feat for most. And “just make time” seems like the worst advice you could give.
Over the years, most people put work as their first priority as their desire to climb society’s ladder become stronger and stronger. And the things that should matter the most, are of secondary importance.
There are some people who are lucky enough to own a job that they love and have fun doing. But most are perhaps not as lucky.
I’ve always believed that no matter how boring a job is, you can always make it fun for yourself. But of course, over time, people may lose that drive to make things fun for themselves.
Take my mother for example. When she was younger, she would create all different kinds of delicacies to earn money. But now, 30 years later, she is no longer as motivated. And that’s just part and parcel of life.
But I believe that the reason she was able to constantly motivate herself to do something that she doesn’t fully enjoy doing, is not only thanks to her outstanding willpower but also because she takes breaks as and when she needs to.
We should love ourselves more.
We need to remember the fragility of life, the importance of our loved ones and that our job should never come first.
What do you think? Are you too busy to have fun?