Originally Posted by The Mitchelli
I was an Englishman in New York for sometime - working at an investment bank and compared to most - I found the Americans some of the hardest working people I have ever met...
Yeah that's why I don't think it's really laziness. All these "lazy" people, American or unAmerican, well I think the laziness is just a symptom and not the actual problem. I think it's a combination of problems with motivation, defeatism (Low self-esteem can play a part in this) and the most unforgivable culprit, entitlement.