(C) Nikki Chiang
How we talk about issues makes a difference.
Notice that coining that term they didn’t call it “work-home balance” or “work-family balance.” By the ’70s and ’80s, when the work-life movement gained momentum, they had already taken it for granted that they didn’t want to go to work.
So much so, that they didn’t even think of work as life!
Isn’t work an integral part of life?
If we are not alive at work what are we then?
Balance implies that there is always a winner and a loser.
An either-or and never an and.
Balancing acts sound like a delicate undertaking that hardly lasts. One side will always dominate.
There is no equilibrium to be gained!
Work-life balance, while nice in theory, is purely a myth!
But when we think of work as part of a full life and a holistic experience, it becomes easier to see