RE: Healthcare (was Re: John in Alaska)

From: Emlyn O'regan (
Date: Thu Jan 24 2002 - 15:28:57 MST

I wrote:
> > The point here is that you could actually make money doing
> what you want to
> > do, and use that money to extend your life. This very
> cruddy tradeoff
> > relationship of Mike's, where you count hours worked =
> hours dead, would
> > then not apply (which I don't think it does anyway).

Mike Lorrey wrote:
> The point is that even of those who do what they want to do for a
> living, working it full time doesn't really compare to
> spending the same
> hours with family, friends, or doing other things as they strike your
> fancy, not as demanded by a work schedule. Of those who do what they
> want for a living, only a small fraction would rather do that
> work than
> relaxing and enjoying life.

Using a workplace email address as I am, prudence might be limiting any
agreement I might otherwise express publicly re: the above.

> Man is not an automaton, and the 40 hour work week is the last vestige
> of industrial tyranny over the individual.

I hear you, Mike. Oh yeah. :-(


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