People work because they need money to live. What are some other reasons that people work? Discuss one or more of these reasons. Use specific examples and details to support your answer.

The term “working” will undoubtedly mean different things to different people across many fields, but for most of them, its meaning will more or less be about money. After all, everyone needs money to survive, and live comfortably in today’s society. But for some people, it can mean more than that. So in the following essay, I will explore two other reasons that people work. The first reason is that a lot people’s profession lines with their passion. For example, musicians, painters and other types of artists work by doing the thing they genuinely enjoy doing. They usually are very content with their lives due to the fact that they have made a living out of their passion, and the the term “working” does not mean the same for them as they do for some other people with different professions. The other reason, however, has more to do with one’s personal values than their passion. Nurses, vets, or human rights activists have one thing in common - a selfless desire to help others. They choose to pursue it as a career, despite the anti-incentive of low wage these jobs tend to bring, because helping others and contributing positively to people’s lives are the integral part of their personal value. Working is not always about making money and making the ends meet - it can be about following one’s passion, fulfilling one’s personal value, or even the combination of both.
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