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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-24-06 02:13 PM
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24. A bad habit. But, since retirement I'm recovering from it.
Although, it's alleged benefits are much vaunted by the bosses and the wealthy.
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  -What do you think about work? Jed Dilligan  May-24-06 01:30 PM   #0 
  - Compassionate philosophy suggests we live to work... not work to live.  HypnoToad   May-24-06 01:32 PM   #1 
  - So you are saying people should be more inspired by their jobs?  Jed Dilligan   May-24-06 01:35 PM   #2 
  - I'd say all of the above...  Virginia Dare   May-24-06 01:38 PM   #3 
  - and how one defines success. n/t  Finder   May-24-06 01:47 PM   #5 
     - I meant material/social, not spiritual nt  Jed Dilligan   May-24-06 01:48 PM   #7 
        - I meant material/social as well...  Finder   May-24-06 02:13 PM   #23 
           - Relative success is more relevant in this culture.  Jed Dilligan   May-24-06 02:17 PM   #25 
              - Good point, especially since I am a relativist...  Finder   May-24-06 02:23 PM   #26 
              - Is that your definition of success?  bananas   May-24-06 02:28 PM   #30 
                 - When we talk about "successful people"  Jed Dilligan   May-24-06 02:38 PM   #39 
                    - I don't consider the ultra rich as successful...  Finder   May-24-06 03:01 PM   #43 
                       - Are you Calvinist or Lutheran? nt  Jed Dilligan   May-24-06 03:48 PM   #45 
  - Work is GREAT if it brings you joy  MADem   May-24-06 01:39 PM   #4 
  - What about welfare, then?  Jed Dilligan   May-24-06 01:47 PM   #6 
     - Like an ant colony...  Virginia Dare   May-24-06 01:54 PM   #14 
     - Hell, I'd venture to say there's work in breeding  MADem   May-24-06 02:28 PM   #29 
        - The hardest work, to me, is raising kids and keeping house  Jed Dilligan   May-24-06 02:32 PM   #34 
           - Even harder...  Virginia Dare   May-24-06 02:37 PM   #37 
     - Maybe they hate to work because they haven't found joy  MADem   May-24-06 02:27 PM   #28 
        - Maybe in a big city, with internet access and a bachelor's degree,  Jed Dilligan   May-24-06 02:29 PM   #31 
           - A bit of education could put them ahead of that curve  MADem   May-24-06 02:37 PM   #38 
  - Work is highly overated.  sallyseven   May-24-06 01:48 PM   #8 
  - When people trumpet about how hard they worked and thus  Jed Dilligan   May-24-06 01:50 PM   #10 
  - Hard work is good.  tenshi816   May-24-06 01:48 PM   #9 
  - Let me guess...  Jed Dilligan   May-24-06 01:51 PM   #12 
     - I hadn't thought about that really.  tenshi816   May-24-06 02:50 PM   #41 
  - Accepting one's lot is the clincher  bryant69   May-24-06 01:51 PM   #11 
  - Smashing windows and robbing stores = not accepting one's lot.  Jed Dilligan   May-24-06 01:53 PM   #13 
     - Nope, those two both seem like losing propositions  bryant69   May-24-06 01:55 PM   #15 
        - Not for a lot of people, and that's the point. nt  Jed Dilligan   May-24-06 02:00 PM   #16 
           - Yeah.  bryant69   May-24-06 02:05 PM   #19 
              - Wow...  Virginia Dare   May-24-06 02:10 PM   #21 
  - Some of the hardest jobs pay the least, unfortunately.  SmokingJacket   May-24-06 02:02 PM   #17 
  - Unfortunately, those of us who chose friends/families/life over $$$  Jed Dilligan   May-24-06 02:03 PM   #18 
  - I would add to the list...  Virginia Dare   May-24-06 02:12 PM   #22 
  - In my long and illustrious working career I've only had one boss who...  maveric   May-24-06 02:06 PM   #20 
  - A bad habit. But, since retirement I'm recovering from it.  Tierra_y_Libertad   May-24-06 02:13 PM   #24 
  - Work should be eliminated  DireStrike   May-24-06 02:26 PM   #27 
  - Well, laborers with robots is already happening  Jed Dilligan   May-24-06 02:31 PM   #32 
  - I'd rather be writing...  Mythsaje   May-24-06 02:31 PM   #33 
  - I have been, but not the stuff I want to write exactly  Jed Dilligan   May-24-06 02:33 PM   #35 
     - What do you want to write?  Finder   May-24-06 02:35 PM   #36 
     - Fiction nt  Jed Dilligan   May-24-06 02:39 PM   #40 
     - I have deadlines now...  Mythsaje   May-24-06 02:53 PM   #42 
  - Work is the curse of the drinking classes.  kwassa   May-24-06 03:13 PM   #44 

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