The Never-Ending Cycle

The government has structured our world so we have to work at least 5 days a week in order to live a ‘comfortable’ life.

My question is: what is so comfortable about spending more time with you colleagues than your friends and family? Why is is more comfortable to sit behind a computer screen than take your dog for a walk by the lake?

Oh wait….ITS NOT.

My 9 year old brother came up to me yesterday and asked why weeks and weekends are so uneven – I genuinely couldn’t give him a good reason. The conversation ended with ME asking why couldn’t the government just raise wages so everyone was able to work 3-4 day weeks.

He’s at the age where WHY is the biggest question of life, so maybe someone could help me understand exactly WHY we have been taught 5 day work weeks are beneficial, since childhood.

Till next time,



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A little about myself, I'm a Carleton Raven who's grown up in Toronto. Nineteen. Aspiring Editor, Publisher and Writer. Adventure Enthusiast.

3 thoughts on “The Never-Ending Cycle”

  1. I used to be that person who just wanted to work work work – until I met my husband who likes to play play play. Luckily, we have both had a big influence on the other. He learned the importance of finding success at work, while I learned the importance of having a life outside of work.

    And now I definitely agree with you – working 40+ hours per week is not healthy and not productive either. We could all accomplish so much more and be so much happier if we worked less and played more.


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