Chinese philosopher Lin Yutang observes that ". . . the most bewildering thing about man is his idea of work and the amount of work he imposes upon himself, or civilization has imposed upon him. All nature loafs, while man alone works for a living." Americans have forgotten how to exercise the power of choice in the types and amount of work they do. Priding ourselves on being the hardest working nation in the world, we glorify work and workaholics to the point where workaholism is the most socially sanctioned and encouraged addiction we have. This narrow vision has thrust our society terribly out of balance. Remember seesaw on the playground? Balance depends upon an equal portion of work and leisure.
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