When I was growing up I was taught many lessons about working. One of the important lessons was to always, without fail, to do my best at the task at hand. Second thing I was taught was not to complain about it but to be grateful I had a job. When I was growing up jobs were hard to come by. The third thing I was taught was that no task was beneath me. If it needed doing, do it.
I don’t know what is being taught to children today, or what was taught yesterday to the children that are now grown, but I do wonder.
There just seems to be a lot of people who think they are owed something and shouldn’t have to work. I guess they think the government owes them a living. Having lived this long, I can honestly say, I have never met a person that I thought was too good to work and I have certainly never met a person that I thought deserved to have the government give them a living.
I still believe when you work and you do a good job you can’t help but feel good about it. You have a feeling of accomplishing something that day. I guess it goes back to earning your keep.
But I can’t imagine people feel very good about themselves who don’t work and just lay around. Maybe their self-esteem would grow if they grew in statue, especially if they were paying their way-earning their keep. These things give you a good feeling about yourself.