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Are Americans becoming more Lazy?

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by Pantisocrat, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. JoelF

    JoelF Senior member

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    I can't imagine why your parents didn't love you.

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  2. Brian SD

    Brian SD Senior member

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    Ugh. Heading home for a vacation today and already remembering how much I hate stuff like this.
     
  3. Bhowie

    Bhowie Senior member

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    Ugh. Heading home for a vacation today and already remembering how much I hate stuff like this.

    Crappy threaks?
     
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    Abraxis Senior member

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    I wouldn't necessarily call it laziness. Imo the problem is entitlement.
     
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    Yeah could be worth going back to being a Personal Trainer for. 99% fat-ass percentage, please.
     
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    It made me think though, if you manage to stay slim how much of an advantage is that in the jobmarket?
    enough of an advantage to allow you go earn enough to pay the taxes to support people too fat to wipe their own ass?
     
  9. The Mitchelli

    The Mitchelli Well-Known Member

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    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...
     
  10. v0rtex

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    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...

    Another English transplant here... realized a big part of the reason Americans like convenience and laziness so much is because they work ridiculous hours and get next to no holiday time. Last thing you want to do after a week of 12 hour workdays is cook a decent meal or go to the gym.
     
  11. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    Americans have the highest obesity rate on the planet.
     
  12. mkarim

    mkarim Senior member

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    Stop shopping in Boca.
    That's a common sight in many cities.
     
  13. scurvyfreedman

    scurvyfreedman Senior member

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    Every generation says that the one that follows is lazier, coddles their children more, and is worse at "baseball fundamentals." It's the lament of all generatoins that means absolutely nothing.

    If each generation were actually lazier than GDP (held constant for inflation) would go down instead of up, but it grows geometrically not even linearly.
     
  14. JohnnyLaw

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    I buy my food at shops that don't supply carts. No problems.
     
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    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.
     
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    Not saying that Americans don't have a weight problem but here's the easy solution for you. Shopping in South Africa = very few fat Americans to deal with.
     
  18. Monaco

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    What is wrong with using a shopping cart? I use it because the things I get usually exceed the space or practicality of a hand-basket. If you're going to criticize the laziness of Americans, don't use shopping carts as your example.[​IMG]
     
  19. forsbergacct2000

    forsbergacct2000 Senior member

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    I hope this is your life's biggest problem.
     
  20. mkarim

    mkarim Senior member

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    What is wrong with using a shopping cart? I use it because the things I get usually exceed the space or practicality of a hand-basket.

    If you're going to criticize the laziness of Americans, don't use shopping carts as your example.[​IMG]

    +1

    I hope this is your life's biggest problem.
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