This is great but I’m disturbed by how many people love the idea of not working. We’ve evolved to derive pleasure from hard work. Why is it everyone’s dream to sit around in a bathrobe all day watching TV?
Even traveling gets boring when you do it too much. It’s basically all about food. You go and look at a statue and then talk about where you’re going to eat that night. I’d rather run a restaurant. In fact, I’d rather work at some shitty job in Ireland than go visit it as a tourist. It would be way more fulfilling and you’d learn way more about the country. We need to start glorifying work and putting entrepreneurs on a pedestal again. In the 1950s even salesmen were cool. Now they’re seen as slimeballs trying to hustle you into buying a used car. Working hard and making money are cool. Retiring at any age is dull.
And don’t give me that shit about “a living wage” and how work today is more akin to slavery. You’re not supposed to raise a family working at McDonald’s. That job is for teenagers, recent immigrants, and bored seniors. You’re not supposed to be hanging your fry hat in the lobby and yelling, “Hi honey, I’m home” to a room full of kids. We’ve got a great set up here. Let’s stop walking around Time Square all night looking at ads and get back to work.