January 19, 2005

Main Entry: work
Function: noun
b : the labor, task, or duty that is one's accustomed means of livelihood c : a specific task, duty, function, or assignment often being a part or phase of some larger activity

Of course what Merriam-Webster doesn't tell you is that first you have to FIND work. Also known as a "job-hunt". Dictionary.com defines "job-hunt" thusly:

To look actively for suitable employment.

Looking for work requires something known as stamina. Which Merriam-Webster says "is a microsporophyll of a seed plant; specifically : the pollen-producing male organ of a flower that consists of an anther and a filament". That's because Merriam-Webster gave me the definition for "stamen" instead. This could be why I'm having trouble focussing on my job-hunt. Because what stamina actually means is "staying power" and "endurance". Of course once you employ the use of staying power in actively looking for suitable employment, you will come to the last and final stage of the job-hunt. Known as "lethargy".

leth-ar-gy (lthr-j)
1. A state of sluggishness, inactivity, and apathy.
2. A state of unconsciousness resembling deep sleep.

Which is when you finally realize that just staying in bed all day removes the burning need for money and doesn't require "work". Thus bringing us tidily full circle to my main thesis. Which is, simply stated, "Work: What is it good for?"