I am not one for mushy sentimentality. I find it http://www.despair.com/ humorous. But, work is making a lot of people lose their individuality - its a cliche - but they are becoming mere drones. People however do have a way to make a difference and ultimately it is up to them to find the way.
It probably is a sign of growing older and (?) wiser that you dwell a little more on the intangibles, rather than merely the trappings of success. Ultimately, your job should be fulfilling. Some people may say that they will fill fulfillment and emotional contentment in their personal life and they will treat their jobs for what it is - a way to make a living. I have tried this latter approach and I am convinced that being fulfilled in your job is key to being happy. You may aspire for more, but never despair or let your job frustrate you.
Simply speaking most people spend the majority of their waking life at work. It then becomes almost impossible to lead a dry soulless existence at work and suddenly transform into an animated caring and giving person outside work. Our existence has many levels and to be happy, each level should synchronize and be harmonious with the others.
So much for the new age stuff.
Here is an inspirational link:
and a book I really liked:
The Three Signs of a Miserable Job: A Fable for Managers (And Their Employees) (Hardcover)by Patrick M. Lencioni
What the hell, something else to feel warm and fuzzy about:
I am not affiliated with any of the above links.
Not sure why I posted this. Must be one of those days....or the fact that I got a venti intead of a tall and drank it all up.