This was mentioned a few threads ago..
A interesting survey would be how Extropians/Transhumanist relate to their work, their work environment, and what field they pursue.
I tend to get 'dug in' to a project and spend all hours going gangbusters on something to get it to a certain stage. Working on a shockwave app right now that has a few deadlines soon - but I like what I do! Getting 45 minutes of sleep isn't so horrible if it's inspiring.
Perhaps people have already conveyed this data.
I work in heavily technology, tons. Part of my job is creative, I have a fine arts degree and freelance.
You are seated in front of a computer, pulling out your hair. There is a pile of hair here.
In the distance you hear a muppet frog screaming
You are carrying a great burden.
You are armed with tremendous patience.