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The word work can be examined from the perspective of a verb or a noun In my opinion the word work in the form of a verb is more important in our society It has several meanings such as to have a job to exert or cause effort or to function I believe that work involves at least one person exerting effort to complete a task It is important to understand that one does not have to physically go to a job site and get paid to do work However you can sell your ability to work in order to receive money or other benefits I will first discuss how the definition of work is shaped by the social and cultural context in which a person is embedded second why people choose to work and finally the meaning work has in my life How a person perceives the word work is shaped by the social and cultural context in which a person is embedded My family has been the key factor in shaping my definition of work They have instilled the idea that hard work equals success in me I have been taught to always put forth my greatest effort when doing a job and that one day I will be rewarded for all of my hard work Growing up I always helped work on the farm I have done everything from working cattle to bucking bales I was not paid money for this job but I was compensated in other ways By working hard I was always rewarded with a good meal a roof over my head and the additional necessities I needed School has also played a big role in the way I perceive work I was always taught to get a good education by going to college With this good education I could then get a good job and make more money School has taught me that money matters A person
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