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Monday, April 8, 2013

What the heck is Arbejdsglaede?

Arbejdsglaede - means "Happiness at Work". We need this word in North America! - http://ow.ly/jRJU0

 Special thanks to J for finding this beautiful post about this Scandinavian word. Its not surprising that in Japanese culture they have an opposite word for it that essentially means "death from overworking".

What strikes me the most about this word is the statement that we spend most of our lives at work more then our combined time with friends and family.  Doing the rough math of this, assuming you start work at 15-18 and end at 55-60, at 8 hours a day for 5 days a week (as if you only work that long) this is on average over 2,080 hours a year at work! (224 of which would be vacation, if you actually took it!)

 I think arbejdsglaede pretty much nails what its like to be an event planner and do what I love. Now that I have a word for what I've always sought to bring to others I work with and for, it feels like an epiphany or a favourite flavour you could not pin down and hangs at the very tip of your tongue. (In this case mind) For more information about this, check out the link below!


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