Why work?

6 min readMay 7, 2021

We all work. In or out of the home, or both. Paid or unpaid work, or both. But why? Like a curious toddler, I’m asking an annoying, even banal question. And I know it’s not one that we can necessarily answer well. But it’s still one it’s worth thinking about, and thinking about well.

How might we think about the “why” of work?


EDI consultant and project manager; Transformational and career development coach; Writer of many things; Runner. In no particular order.