Work-life balance is an elusive dream that lots of companies and people ask for. Companies declare that they offer a great work-life balance and people aim for short commutes and telecommuting to have a great work-life balance.
There’s a problem, though. Balance is not what we are looking for. Think of a seesaw (or teeter-totter, depending on where you grew up). To be balanced everything needs to be the same and nothing can move. Think of the playgrounds where you’d put two little kids on one side to balance out a bigger kid on the other.
And what happens when the balance is uneven? One side is stuck in the air, unable to play and have fun. And what if the bigger kid decides he’s done and gets off without warning–wham! The little kids smack the ground.
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