Why do Americans think hard-work is a good thing?
My own brother criticized me, and
said I've never worked a 12 hour shift.
While that's true, I don't understand
why he would say that. I did not
come to this Earth to work to death.
I work full-time at Starbucks,
and that is tiring enough. Your thoughts?
- ZirpLv 71 month agoBest answer
Americans live to work. They have this superstition that working makes money come into existence
- 4 weeks ago
You sound like a millennium.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Americans are considered to be lazy & don't wanna work. That's their reputation.
- darkvelvetrainLv 61 month ago
It's not hard work, but smart work that gets you ahead. The problem is that smart work is also generally hard. Your choices are your own, but you give up the right to complain if you take the position that working is not important.
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- PearlLv 71 month ago
cause it is and you can get stuff working hard for it
- 1 month ago
He is jealous. Plain and simple. I have a conservative friend who is jealous of my liberal friend because she’s a nurse, makes 2-3x as much as my conservative friend in wages and only works 3 days a week. He looks for an excuse to justify his jealous by saying she’s lazy and stupid. Doesn’t matter.
- out2lunch4now2Lv 71 month ago
If you think making a cup of coffee is "tiring", you have a MAJOR problem. You need to do some real work once in your life.
- BlueNinjaLoveLv 71 month ago
Part of an American identity that people are fed. Some people buy it more than others.
Hard work isn't necessarily bad, in many cases it's not, but many also seem to view it in a competitive sense as something that makes them "better" than someone else if they view their own job as harder work than that of another person.
But people also often don't see or understand the challenges of jobs they aren't doing, or the ways in which any other job may tire people out, even if they aren't going 12 hour shifts as, say, a lumberjack.
- Ryde,0nLv 71 month ago
My thoughts are that America was not founded or built by the unmotivated or underachievers but there sure are an awful lot of them now .
Where'd they all come from ?
- Anonymous1 month ago
Asian people do,america canadausa humans are not hardworking