What's the point?

What is the point of working so hard? 

I think we come to college and everyone you see around you has fooled you into thinking that the right path, for everyone, is to work extremely hard and then get a high paying job and continue from there.

Rarely do we ask why.

Not only why...but rarely do we question what it is we should be working so hard on? And when? And for how long?

Is it best for everyone to work really hard? Would some people be better off not working hard? 

Where does working really hard get you? And for what?

What if some people were better off just hanging out, watching TV most of the day? They could survive off of $40k a year and not need anything more.

Should those people put themselves in super competitive environments that pressure them to work harder than need be? 

What is the point of all of this work in the first place? 

I think, so often, we pigeon hole ourselves into believing in a certain story or accepted truth about how things should work. 

But why? Why are we believing in this story in the first place?