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“Work hard, play hard.” – My father’s life motto.
Numerous times during my life I have heard the expression “Protestant Work Ethic” to describe someone who goes above and beyond the call of duty. In a sentence it communicates drive, persistence, and willingness to work. I’ve also heard discussions about why the Protestant Work Ethic is ruining our society. It prevents people from relaxing, keeps them from family, causes ulcers and rocky marriages. It makes life difficult for everyone involved. For The Protestant Work Ethic to be a universally positive trait, we need to re-define what it means to work. Continue reading