Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Why do lazy people want to work?

People who don't want to work but want to be paid for not working are beginning to get to me seriously. Know what their rights are but have a very limited understanding of what work is.
The global economy is on the brink of either collapsing or turning into a consolidation and slow growth phase. History will be the judge of how this will develop.
Anyhow, unemployment is reality.
What irks me is the attitude of some people. To go into detail will just irritate me more.
Kahlil Gibran put what I am thinking into words.
Excerpt from his "On Work"

"Work is love made visible.
And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.
For if you bake bread with indifference, you bake a bitter bread that feeds but half man's hunger.
And if you grudge the crushing of the grapes, your grudge distils a poison in the wine.
And if you sing though as angels, and love not the singing, you muffle man's ears to the voices of the day and the voices of the night."


The Spear said...

No, work sucks.


WEOUT said...

Work SHOULD be like this. Unfortunately, more and more I am seeing employers literally treating their employees (good as well as bad) as whipping posts and inferior beings. Drains the joy from work... But they keep them around to have an outlet for ther own rage and frustration...