“There is a real danger in strongly identifying yourself with your work or your job, for when the time comes that you no longer do that work, then your identity is effectively lost as well. Put another way, if what you do is who you are, then when you do it no longer, you will be nobody! Regardless, today many people tend to be very attached to the status that their employment supposedly provides them…
While enjoying and being fulfilled by one’s work is certainly important, it is quite another thing to become so identified with that work that one actually believes that their value as a person is based upon it. Whatever you do for a living is just one of several roles that you play in life (e.g., business-person, husband, wife, daughter, son, friend, etc.), and since your work can quickly change, it really has little to do with who you really are.”
Jeff Maziarek, in “Spirituality Simplified”
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