Work – Life Balance

There are times in life when we can see our life clearly, at other times we need someone to remind us of the reality of a situation.

AbbeysteadNigel Marsh’s TED talk on the subject was for me a great reality check.

Some quotes that struck me:

Certain job and career choices are fundamentally incompatible with being being meaningfully engaged on a day to day basis with a young family.

There are thousands and thousands of people out there leading lives of quiet desperation.

Governments and corporations aren’t going to solve this issue for us.

If you don’t design your life someone else will and you might not like their idea of balance.

We need to avoid the trap of “I’ll have a life when I retire”.

Nigel is passionate about his subject and rightly so – it’s a significant issue for our society.

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