The term “Workaholic“ is often misunderstood

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A workaholic is a person who works compulsively (irresistibly interesting or exciting). The workaholic term originates from alcoholism and I am not sure why a negative term is pushed into a positive word. Many people confuse hard-working people with workaholics.

The so-called workaholics are passionate and love their job. They value work over anything not out of compulsion but out of their interest, curiosity, and dedication to the job. There is nothing negative about it. Each person is motivated differently and some like their work the most. Work is fun and joy for them.

The people who are termed as workaholics should not be confused with people who are simply hard workers, love their jobs, and go the extra mile to finish any work.

We should stop using the word workaholic for the people who simply love their job.

The context and usage of the workaholic word today are inappropriate.

Is it fair to call Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Bill Gates, and Steve Jobs workaholics?


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