What's work got to to do with it?

Gabrielle Lis

Returning to work is even harder if the work itself feels meaningless. What makes a job meaningful?

In the modern world, writes Alain de Botton, work has taken on an extraordinary significance: it, along with love, is claimed ‘to be able to provide us…with the principal source of life’s meaning’. We sometimes like to think that our employers ask too much of us, but are we the ones asking too much of work? We are, according to Lucy Kellaway of the BBC Online. In an article entitled “The best way to find...

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