An average person spends approximately a third of their lives at work. So it shouldn’t surprise me when people ask:
Do you work to live or live to work?
But I’m not going to lie. It does surprise me, for my answer has always been the same: “Why choose?” I’ve learned life is too short and unconsciously abide by the lessons I’ve learned. I wake up every day, excited to live and because work is a huge part of my life, I choose not to compromise my life by being miserable for a 1/3 of it, stuck in a job I hate. So it surprises -or saddens me- when people ask for whatever reason: ‘Do you live to work or work to live?’
Don’t waste your lives.