In every job that must be done
There is an element of fun
You find the fun and snap!
The job’s a gameAnd every task you undertake
Becomes a piece of cake
A lark! A spree! It’s very clear to see thatA Spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
The medicine go down-wown
The medicine go down
Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
In a most delightful wayMary poppins
We all have a job to do, if we see work as a terrible thing which we are condemned to do, then we will always live for Fridays, the only day in the week where we can be happy, while the rest of the time we suffer the unmerciful tasks to get paid.
It seems that the eternal damnation of work never ends; it is a constant rutine where work never ends and slaves are always working. It is the Sysiphus’s myth all over again: Zeus, fed up with Sisyphus‘ tricks and cunning as well as his hubris – believing he was more cunning than Zeus – punished him to eternally push a boulder uphill. However, as soon as he would reach the top of the hill, the boulder would roll off and Sisyphus had to push it back again.
We need to stop blaming work, let us find instead that special thing that makes us enjoy it so we can find a sense of what we are doing in everything else. Leave the box and find what you really want to matter, and enjoy the ride; the rest will go easier as a spoonful of sugar.
The honey bee that fetch the nectar
From the flowers to the comb
Never tire of ever buzzing to and fro
Because they take a little nip
From every flower that they sip
And hence (And hence),
They find (They find)
Their task is not a grindRichard M. Sherman / Robert B. Sherman