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That Ain't Workin', That's the Way You Do It

A Speak Your Mind essay

by Susan Wenner Jackson  |  7304 views  |  1 comment  |        Rate this now! 

If money was no issue, would I work and what would I do?

When considering this question, the Dire Straits song "Money for Nothin" instantly popped into my head:

"Now look at them yo-yos, that's the way you do it

You play the guitar on the MTV

That ain't workin', that's the way you do it

Money for nothin' and chicks for free

Now that ain't workin', that's the way you do it

Lemme tell ya them guys ain't dumb

Maybe get a blister on your little finger

Maybe get a blister on your thumb"

Now it's in YOUR head, too. Ha!

Anyhow, I would totally work even if money was no object. But I would do wacky, fun stuff that delighted me. I would also do deeply meaningful things that made the world a better place. I would spend more time playing with my daughter without my mind wandering to all those freelance projects I should get done. I would turn my passions into my work, whether it was for pay or on a volunteer basis. I would live on my own terms, on my schedule.

And I would DEFINITELY play my guitar on the MTV.

1 comment so far...

  • I love your writing style. You sound like a fun and wacky person. I look forward to reading more of your work. :) - Lori

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Lori Daly on 25th July 2007