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06/10/2014 06:08 EDT | Updated 07/17/2014 10:59 EDT

10 Things About Work You Won't Regret On Your Deathbed

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It's where you spend the majority of your life and likely your biggest complaint, but it's time to admit the truth — work isn't all bad.

There are, of course, plenty of terrible jobs out there, and lots of careers that take you nowhere. But by the same token, there are so many ways that jobs contribute to who we are, and how we evolve as people that we may not acknowledge as much.

The familiar refrain tells us "no one will ever wish they'd spent more time at the office on their deathbed," but we think it's time to do some celebrating of the many ways in which our jobs actually add something to our lives. You may be surprised to find how much you agree.