Work and life ethos statements orient one to purpose or fundamental understanding.

Consists of two statements, about 250 words each. The work view discusses one’s view of work is—what’s it for, how it relates to others, what good or worthwhile work is, and how growth and fulfillment are involved. The life view takes on understanding of life and “matters of ultimate concern”—life’s purpose, relationship to others and society, defining good and evil, defining the transcendent and how one relates to it, and the role of joy, sorrow, justice, injustice, love, peace, and strife in life. Review provides insight.rB5 Part of core intent. Work versus play definition.

  1. William Burnett and David J. Evans, Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life, First edition (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2016). (See notes.)