Aug 22, 2006

unemployed body, busy mind

how essential is it 2 be employed? by employed... i don't mean, busy. i mean having a job! coz thatz wot people think employment is, rite?

but since when did i start thinking of wot ppl think..? hmm... showing signs of unemployment, i guess!

if u think all day, then at the end of the day, are u still unemployed? isn't employment of the mind better than sheer employment of the body? is a 9-5 worker more employed than a writer? what decides employment? pay packets? or the payment that the mind gets for staying sharp? what if am happy without a job? maybe i belong to the niche club which feels good just thinking, writing or doing anything (non-remunerative, of course!)?

is it worth toiling in a glass office behind a workstation, just so peers, family & frenz would think u're "employed"?


1 comment:

Sarfraaz Ahmed said...

what decides employment

This thing really got me thinking. Thanks to this link one of the meanings of employment is ...

Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. In a commercial setting, the employer conceives of a productive activity, generally with the intention of creating profits, and the employee contributes labour to the enterprise, usually in return for payment of wages.

Hmmm, i guess "wages" here need not necessarily mean "money". The basic idea is to perform a set of actions towards a specific goal and not just sit idle and wander about in your thoughts :-)