Is work fun?

It wouldn’t be called work if it was fun!

A friend of mine piped up with a theory she had been studying in college recently about how humans like to work, thus making my comment null and void.

I had to think about that for awhile.

It is true that the first human was immediately put to work caring for the garden of Eden and naming the animals. There is no statement about whether he enjoyed it or not. But since life was unspoiled by evil at that time, then I think it is reasonable to assume that he found it fun. Men and women were also commanded to rule over all of the earth, and every living creature, which must entail quite a bit of work. Finally, we were created in God’s image, and he obviously likes to work or none of us or this world would exist.

So why is it that we often complain about, and actually loathe working?

After sinning, the earth became cursed, so we need to work much harder than before for the same results. Also, we no longer want to do what God tells us to, even though his plans are promised to bring about the best results for us. So we end up places that aren’t a great fit for us. And we are lazy and hedonistic.

When we learn to trust and obey God again, we often find our work to be more fun. But because neither we nor this world are perfect, there will be times when work just won’t be fun.

But in the next life, work will again be the fun that it was originally created to be. What work will we be doing? That is beyond what any of us have been told.

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Heather Holbrook

I found out that I have Autism upon having a son with the same "disorder." Ironically, I was voted, "Most Likely to Succeed," by my high school classmates. But had I been born now, instead of 40+ years ago, I would have been considered a different sort of special. This site was started to encourage other Autistics and the people who love them .

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