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The Protestant Work Ethic [Mar. 15th, 2019|09:25 am]
Tony Grist
It's a hangover from my childhood that I feel uncomfortable doing nothing when people around me are working. It's not so much that I feel I ought to be working as that I'm afraid of being judged- and shouted at- if I'm seen to be slacking. I don't suffer- except in this most superficial way- from the protestant work ethic and I have two ways of dealing with the discomfort; one is to find some silly little job that will make me appear to be busy and the other is to run away and hide.

[User Picture]From: topum
2019-03-15 03:56 pm (UTC)
I don't suffer from it so much that I am fully comfortable doing sfa in the middle of a busy crowd working hard.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2019-03-15 04:17 pm (UTC)
It could be a generational thing. I think parents in the 50s and 60s were readier to lay guilt trips on their kids.
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