Even among the hardworking people there is someone who clearly and actively distinguishes his attitude to the matter. Such employees are called workaholics. Usually accusations are poured into their address. Many in general consider their dependence on work even more dangerous for society than narcotic or alcoholic. It is often believed that workaholics are practicing and stingy people. And the character of such people is considered to be irritable, boring and uninteresting. However, reality is not so scary, and some myths are simply untenable.


There is no place for joys in the life of a workaholic, all the attention of these people is devoted to work.

Usually people who consider themselves normal, and insist that workaholics do not know the full flavor of life. After all, their entire existence is devoted to labor and gray weekdays. However, let’s look at this statement from the other side. It essentially means that an unearned man enjoys life, but outside his work. And labor for him is a torment in expectation of a weekend for rest. Yes, you can often hear in the office: “It would be more like a weekend,” “It’s a pity that the weekend passed.” But a workaholic, unlike such people gets the joy of work. It is to these people that they rejoice, while others only continually whine and complain. And who ultimately enjoys life more – a workaholic, to whom his occupation is a joy, or is it an ordinary person who misses most of the day from his occupation? The same applies to vacation, which is the usual workaholic only once a year. This segment of ordinary people are waiting as a way to get rid of their routine, dreaming about this day and night, discussing the places of future trips and plans for this month. And for a workaholic, the state of everyday life is quite comfortable, is it its element and can it bore you?

The life of a workaholic is meaningless, since it is all devoted to work.

In fact, workaholics are the most motivated people. After all, they, like no one else, perfectly represent what they are doing and for the sake of what. Yes, they can miss outings with friends, but, therefore, there is a weighty reason for them in their eyes. And it is done for the good purpose. Imagine only to yourself, how much time is spent on meaningless communication with friends and girlfriends on the phone, sitting in social networks? There are endless discussions of who, how, with whom, why and why. But after all, the discussion of these questions can last indefinitely, repeating itself from day to day. But the endless daily meetings (especially important in the female environment) directly affect the career, while it is negative. There is no time for studying, it is spent on friends. Yes, and the quality of work is significantly affected, because the constant receptions of guests exhausted and do not allow the house to finish what was not decided at work. In addition, funds will not always be enough, and additional work foremost is impossible for the same reasons. The life of a workaholic is much more meaningful, it can boast of significant achievements. Such a reverent attitude to work allows you to move up the career ladder, earning good money. While ordinary people live from wages to salaries, workaholics allow themselves travel, cars and apartments, hiring helpers around the house, creating a comfortable living environment, not only within the framework of work.

Workaholics are mundane people who are not dreaming.

But the real workaholics with this statement will not agree. True workaholics are dreamers. But their approach differs from the unrealizable fantasies of ordinary people, workaholics are active dreamers. They clearly represent not only what they want, but also the ways to realize their dreams. Everyone knows that to achieve any goal it is necessary to do a number of actions. To work in a large company requires the possession of foreign languages, a good diploma and practice or internship. For moving abroad, knowledge of the local language, possession of a sought-after specialty, collection of necessary documents is necessary.It is a workaholic, unlike an ordinary person, who knows exactly what and in what order it is necessary to do to achieve his goal. And do you know?


Workaholics do not work for the sake of results, but only because of the process itself.

This accusation is often addressed to workaholics, but in reality it is just ridiculous. After all, the work itself can not simply be a process, it necessarily brings some result. And it is the workaholic with his pressure and energy that brings him inexorably. Achieved and the required quality, and the right time. Let and it is considered that laziness is the engine of progress, but the same can be said about workaholism. We can say with confidence that the greatest discoveries in the world were not committed by lazy people, but by those who are passionately devoted to their hobbies. Thus, accusations of adherence to processes at the expense of the result can be safely considered groundless.

Workaholics are greedy and mean people for whom the only value is money.

In fact, it is money that helps these people to move away from having to think about them all the time, even if it sounds a bit strange. Think about yourself, who is more focused on buying an apartment – the one who already has it, or who is just preparing to buy it? Who thinks more and money – the one who constantly lacks them and who thinks where this time to take them, or who can afford not to think about tomorrow, allowing unrealizable for others joy? And who in the end is more fixated on money?

Workaholic are slaves to their situation, they do not understand the thinking of free people.

Workaholics in the eyes of many people appear slaves to their attitude to life, because they can not but break free, but even get out to visit and drink coffee in a cafe. True freedom in this case is perceived the opportunity at the weekend to go wherever he wants and throw thoughts of work for a while out of his head at all. In fact, the scope of the concept “do what I want” is rather narrow. What can we afford without money? Is that a walk in the woods, run a kite, and get out with friends on a picnic. Yes, it’s good, but will quickly get bored. But the workaholic and opportunities are different – for example, he can take a plane and spend his weekend in Paris. The difference, you see, is weighty. And who in this case is more free in their desires and, more importantly, in the possibility of their implementation?

Workaholics are unbearably boring people.

Such a myth is generated by the notion that workaholics only do what they say about their work. But does this mean that they are boring? Maybe it’s just your perception? It’s just that these people are so involved in their activities that it is for them an entire world. But for them the word “routine” is alien, in any case, it does not refer to work, but to daily and weekly duties, such as cleaning. For workaholics, their work is an interesting place for adventures, new experiences and discoveries that take place every minute. This is a designer, from which small successes are collected every day by the small elements, it is “Monopoly”, which consists of entirely successful transactions for purchase and sale. But you can mention representatives of many creative professions. Labor days of some of them in terms of brightness are much more interesting than the weekends and even holidays for many of us. We are talking about musicians, actors, filmmakers and even managers who, in the course of their service, communicate with the most diverse public. But there are also accompanying tourists who travel with them to different countries. Are you bored?

Workaholics are people with limited spirituality.

It is often heard such accusations of lack of spirituality. After all, it seems that for such people figures and reports are more important than living people. But in the East, which is considered at times more developed in the spirituality of Western countries, the same rational and hardworking people live. A vivid example is China, where one can survive only by working tirelessly.Yes, and Japan, which occupies high places in terms of living standards. And let’s leave aside the statistics that testify to the large number of suicides due to overwork. So, in Russia the percentage of suicides is also quite high, though the reasons are different here – poverty, social problems, etc. Here comes the paradoxical thing – the most spiritual nations in the world work more than others. Probably, it is obvious that in life there must be a place for everything – both work and spirituality. And why is it decided to decide that this very spirituality can not be in the work? After all, this occupation is not all just a means to pay the bill. In the work many find opportunities for self-realization, spiritual growth, while also benefiting society.


From their excessive hobbies, people suffer from their families and relatives.

Workaholics are accused that their excessive interest in their occupation does not leave them time for their loved ones. However, there is another side to the medal – the family in the opposite case will still suffer, because of the banal lack of money. Many do not understand the emotional torment of the girl, in the classroom of which all girlfriends show off fashionable clothes and dolls, and she is simply not available. Not everyone can send their children to the pioneer camp, and their vacation passes for work at the dacha. As a result, a person consciously comes to start earning money, even in the process of training. When classmates live their carefree student years, someone already gets their first work experience, not regretting it afterwards. As a result, such a workaholic will achieve greater success, overtaking even some owners of wealthy and influential parents. Over time, you can change jobs not only to a more profitable, but also to a more beloved one, no one hinders to get one more specialty in order to profit from a professional point of view. As a result, children of such workaholics will not need anything. Let meetings with parents be less frequent, but they will have more joy. But ordinary children will have fun in the fact of leaving their parents for a long time. Children of workaholics will be more free in choosing their studies, their place of residence and spending their free time.

Workaholics are unpleasant to ordinary people because of their obsession with work.

Let’s say by secret, normal people in some ways envy the workaholics. In our lives there are few people who can force themselves to obey discipline and work even when others rest. Those who criticize workaholics for their dedication to their cause are motivated only by envy, and only by it. Intolerance prevents us from accepting the fact that workaholics are not like everyone else. And on Friday evening these people are much more interested in making work plans for the coming week than having fun in a nightclub. On Saturday, after a good sleep, do what is most pleasing, by choosing the right “front.”

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