Question of the Week #272

Would you rather be very successful professionally with only a tolerable private life, or have a great private life but an uninspiring professional one? If you feel your private life is more important to you, do your priorities reflect this? If no, why not?

I prefer the private life over the professional one. And, yes, I do believe my priorities reflect this. In no way does my professional life match anything that the world would consider successful. I don’t have a position of power or influence and I certainly don’t make a lot of money.

Does that necessarily mean that my private life is great? Not really. I mean… it’s okay. But I’d make changes if I had my druthers. As it is, though, I think things are going all right.

But what about you? Do you prefer success professionally or privately? Let me know your thoughts down in the comments!

*The Question of the Week can be found in The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.


4 thoughts on “Question of the Week #272

  1. I would rather be very successful professionally because I can influence and affect more lives. What I choose to do in the professional realm, I’ll do it well and to help people. My private life is dismal and only has like 3 or so people haha

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  2. When I think “private” life…it would be someone without any social media, sorta like my dad & brother. But online I am an open-book. In person, I keep to myself. Professionally I work 6-8 hours a day to pay rent & go shopping…as long as I get a paycheck I don’t care about success. And who defines success?

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  3. Both right now I’d say are bleh. I have a job I adore but barely make enough to live comfortably and my private life is…well not much has changed due to the pandemic LOL

    But honestly I’d prefer the better private life. If I could infuse a healthy, Godly relationship into my current life with someone who had a job that would allow me to stay at my current job? I would be all over that! But this summer I am making my move which will hopefully improve both!

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  4. My entire work life beginning at 15 years of age, was in some form of customer service. I have always been a people person and a quick learner. As I aged, so did my responsibilities and pay. Wherever I worked, it pretty much involved around my personal life as well. I guess in the back of my mind, I always had a plan for when I could retire and would I be comfortable. After being retired for 14 years now, I must say I am comfortable and happy. I think the bottom line is you have to do what makes you happy and enjoying life.


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