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  •  Different ways to "kill yourself" (0+ / 0-)

    One way to kill yourself is to work 8 hours at manual labor; another is to work two jobs totaling at least 12 hours a day; and another is to spend the day managing a classroom full of too many children with hardly any downtime, and then go home to mark papers and plan lessons.

    Another way to kill yourself - as an executive or lawyer, for example - is to work long hours and long weeks, but with the opportunity to take downtime whenever you want, and with much of that time spent with creature comforts: a luxurious office with support staff, business lunches and dinners in fine restaurants, business travel in first class compartments and in five star hotels.

    Some people who are in fact "killing themselves" just don't know how good they have it.

    People in other countries look at Americans and wonder why we are killing ourselves.  It's a good question.

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