Living room with no people in it. Photo by Jarek Ceborski on Unsplash

What is work? What does it mean to work?

What is work? What does it mean to work?

These are two questions that have long hung over my life. Growing up, I often got the sense that work was something that led to something being product – a ‘thing’ you could quantify and measure. My father was a car mechanic, and my uncle was (and still is) a carpenter: two very ‘practical’ disciplines where the doer gets dirty, and there is an obvious output at the end of the working day.

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