Work dominates our waking lives, and yet many of us wonder if we are truly happy at our jobs, if what what we do every single day makes a difference out there in the world. Perhaps we tell ourselves that what we do now is the foundation for future happiness, or perhaps we already have a plan and are busy reaching our goals.
People everywhere, like you and I, carry within us a treasure house of wisdom, intelligence and nuance — most times unarticulated, unspoken — which we acquire as a result of our natural, day-to-day life, as well as from the cultures around us. Riffiti is designed to tease out this wisdom from large populations with the aid of questions. Each of these questions is followed by a rich Riffstream of voices from all over.
Most of us have a need to matter, to be meaningful in our work. Studies tell us that students who can answer these two questions are more college and career ready. The insight shared on these questions is valuable to students and veteran careerists alike.
If you do have a plan, how did you decide upon it? For some of us, it was a matter of a single defining moment, a moment when a decision put us on a path to defining what we do.
Happiness is one of those qualities we all chase, but it can be so abstract that we don’t really know if we’ve achieved it. Sometimes, it helps to stop, take a moment, and relate our happiness to those around us.
Extending the theme of balance need not be a chicken/egg paradox…