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    When I worked for money there were intellectual challenges that interested me. I liked certain aspect of the job, no loved thrm, that required analytical review and even some creativity.

    Great question, Rob!

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    I don't work for money.

    But I enjoy saving lives, the camaraderie of my team, the technical challenges, the constant learning and training, the intellectual challenge, the physical exertion, the pleasure of putting my mind and body on the line in dangerous circumstances to help people, and a dozen other things.

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    I probably would rank the intellectual challenge (of harnessing technology) highest. It's what I missed most when I left.
    Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome. - Booker T. Washington

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    I love it when my students get excited about learning and go charging off to learn more. Very gratifying.

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    As a retired person, I miss the camaraderie of fellow employees.

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    When it's real hot it's good to go into that industrial air conditioned office (and much of the year it's too cold there, well yep, never forget a jacket, but sometimes central air darn well beats a windowbox A/C , it can get hot here in summer, and then I'm glad to have an office to go to). Maybe 10% (maybe it's 5%, I've never really done the math, I doubt it's 15% but who knows) of the time work is actually interesting and I'm like "hey it's pretty cool i learned to do this". And the rest of the time, oh it's boring as all get go, well yep, much more often pretty boring than not.

    Yea I don't know I'm not good at lying to myself about work and pretending it's that much more than a paycheck and healthcare coverage. But it doesn't matter, it must be done regardless whether one is rebelling and angry at it, or just accepting it. It quite literally doesn't matter, one has to go to work regardless, one may as well just accept it, even if pretending one loves it is a bridge too far. And the social prestige of having money and paycheck? Sure to a degree it matters, involuntary unemployment doesn't make one feel very worthwhile for sure, but still it's mostly about money, only a bit about that.
    If you want something to get done, ask a busy person. If you want them to have a nervous breakdown that is.

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    I enjoy problem-solving. And the freedom of creativity at some level. Also, I like encouraging others. That's probably my greatest perk.
    My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished two bags of M&Ms and a chocolate cake. I feel better already!

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    Here and now, I am primarily working for money. Sadly, not seeing additional perks at the moment.
    To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer." Mahatma Gandhi

    Be nice whenever possible. It's always possible. - Dalai Lama

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    Connections with people I would have never met otherwise, and the opportunity to learn about their lives, hopes, dreams, concerns, and ambitions. I always learn enough to keep me engaged and interested. For that, I am extraordinarily fortunate! Plus, working at home gives me time, health, saved money, and peace of mind I would NEVER have if I were commuting to work.

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    I love teaching because it makes my heart happy to see kids learning. I’m working with a homeschooled 13 yr old this year. He has gone from 3 grade level math and reading comprehension to high 7th grade level in 6 months.

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