As an addendum to our popular Work-life balance for engineers article, the following video emphasizes Hans’ point which is summarized in the following paragraph:
Let us remember that it is not how long we work that stresses us, it is the reluctance with which we look at it and our inability to enjoy it with a happy role-playing detachment. Like the ocean in turmoil at the surface but calm and serene deep down, our outer activity has to be anchored in an inner tranquility. Our technology is giving us a crazy speed; the inner sense of direction has to keep pace with it.
Read the rest of the article previously posted on February 24, 2009.