Dichos: Mexican proverbs & sayings #8 – Money or sanity?by Elizabeth "Bjay" Woolley on Dec. 11, 2009, under dichos, Life, mexican culture
Dicho in Spanish:
El que por su gusto corre, nunca se cansa.
Dicho in English:
Who for his pleasure runs, never tires.
This one is pretty straight-forward – if you are doing something you really enjoy, you don’t tire. You look forward to doing it and can’t get enough.
I recently spoke to a young friend who had a full-ride scholarship to the U of A, a nice student job, and what I perceived to be a very bright future.
He didn’t like it. It stressed him. While in school he started to live life more for happiness and started to supplement with non-traditional jobs he really enjoyed. The latter began to take up more of his time. His traditional opportunity started to slip, and he didn’t have the fire in his belly to hold onto it.
He is now a body-piercer specializing in genitalia piercings and is taking culinary classes. I’m sorry, that sentence just looks WRONG, I had a chuckle typing it. (If you are looking for piercing, check out Justin “Bear” Naffziger at Black Rose Tattooers.)
Anyway, he’s scraping by. His car is a piece of poop. He often doesn’t have money to go out.
He says he’s happy. I believe him. He enjoys what he does and looks forward to his day – a lot different from the stressed-out kid I saw before who just didn’t feel like he fit in or wanted to go through his day. So what means more? Money or sanity? My hubby has the “life is tough, get over it” attitude. My hubby is a really hard worker, but I can vouch for high stress levels.
Is this a case of irresponsibility or greatness in the making? I don’t know, only time will tell. At least he’s less likely to burn out.
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