Thinking Aloud

A rough guide to work, meaning and motivation

Ask yourself what you've done that you found deeply satisfying. The answer may surprise.

A foodie friend divides the world into two groups - people like her who dislike eating leftovers, and people like me who really don't mind doing so.

"You're one of those," she said recently, referring to my ability to enjoy the remains of yesterday's dinner, not just once but for several days in a row.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 21, 2018, with the headline 'A rough guide to work, meaning and motivation'. Print Edition | Subscribe