I like the Chinese Philosophy of WORK but not Fully Agreed....Do you???

@Tushavi (2078)
Karachi, Pakistan
March 7, 2013 5:42am CST
hi to all well, I like Chinese peoples, there are various reason why??? first of all when we in schools we study China is a friend of Pakistan, Second thing that I likes about them is, They do their work they don't interfere in your business until you asks, The third thing I likes about them is to they strongly believe "Don't waste a time do some work" wow such a nice philosophy, If our country all peoples including me follow this, we are very very developed nation now, but I am not fully agreed with WORK policy of China/Japan & Some countries, I don't believes on work likes a robot, yes we have to do work hard & work is compulsory for humans, but that not means we have to makes yourself a ROBOT in sake of work, I have mixed philosophy of Work, its a mixture of both Chinese/US philosophy, likes Works likes a Chinese & Fun likes a US, when its a time for fun then its FUN when its a time for work??? then its Work, what do you say guys?? do you likes a robotic work??? or do you believes on no work??? whats your thoughts??? have a nice day...
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• Australia
20 Mar 13
Hello Tushavi! I agree that people have and need to work to live. To afford to keep a roof over their head, clothes, food and anything they need for medical reasons. And of course having money helps afford things we want like cars, houses, go on holidays etc. I don't agree on working like robots. I mean maybe people like that because they enjoy their job and enjoy the challenge of working every day trying to get promotions or whatever. But to work very hard all the time, which is good for the money but if you at least have enough to afford food and pay bills than I don't agree or over working. Life can become very dull if that is all people did. They might regret later on not having a break / vacation from work to go out and explore the world instead of working all the time. Happy MyLotting. ~AussieGal~
@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
9 Mar 13
We need both, work and fun. I can see people who are all work dying young. People who are all play have to depend on others to support them. Those who have get tired of supporting those who don't have because they're always playing.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
8 Mar 13
They say wherever there is sunshine there are chinese? Yes, the chinese are hard working people and their businesses spun all around the world. The chinese in my country are very successful. They are the one who control the businesses of our country. I don't think I like to work like a robot as I treasure my leisure time more than having to enslave myself working.
• Philippines
8 Mar 13
I'm half Chinese so i can understand what you mean but that actually depends on the situation on how you manage your time working and your family. But I somewhat disagree with the philosophy "Don't waste time, do some work." Yes, time is very important for us and every minute counts but sometimes "all work no play" can make ones life miserable and tiring. Believe me, been there done that. Being serious with your job is good but too much seriousness is unhealthy.
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
8 Mar 13
Hello Tushavi. I have experienced working in two different working systems, a public school system and a private school system. Now I can tell that working in a public school is much easier than working in a private one when it comes to enrollment each year in a private one. Therefore the teaching quality is much more important. Everyone working in private schools works much harder because of those factors and some others like the the continual employment. Hence, much more stress is placed on private school teachers. We often work overtime and our boss often advocates us to have more contribution spirit and we do although sometimes we just want to have our own free time and space...Thanks for the discussion and have a good day.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
8 Mar 13
The Chinese have good business skills. And you know that in every corner of the world, there is a Chinese Tycoon because of their success with the businesses that they have started. Here in our country, some of the great businessmen are Chinese and they own malls, shipping lines and chains of hotels.
@mariaperalta (19094)
• Mexico
7 Mar 13
I like the american way.. work and you will be paid. Its by far the best way.
@youless (93670)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Mar 13
I am very glad to hear that as I am a Chinese Yes, it seems that Pakistan and China has a good relationship. As to the Chinese philosophy of work, I am sorry but I can't recall it. Perhaps its meaning has changed since it is already translated into English. I wonder whether you have heard another famous Chinese philosophy from Zhu Ge Liang: Having the rest/break is to go further. Namely you shouldn't work all the time. You need to have a break so that you can finally go further. This is much more reasonable, isn't it?
@tiffnkeat (1679)
• Singapore
7 Mar 13
Some of the statements you made are true, but only when generalised. Most Chinese so work hard, but not all Chinese work as robots nowadays. Chinese also do play hard. Haven't you read about the number of Chinese owning sports car (e.g. Ferrari), and mind you not just one or two but several. I am not sure robotic people will buy such expensive vehicles. I believe the time has also come for them to not just work hard, but they also play hard. Comparing the progress made by the Chinese recently with the other countries, they have come a long way to enjoy their success. If only we (you and I) know their secrets and be more successful.
@dandan07 (1908)
• China
7 Mar 13
In China, if you do not work as a robot, you can not support your family and have a great chance to lose your job. But in fact, Chinese also do not like that kind of philosophy, we want to have more free time to spend with family members and enjoy the happiness of life. But the society judge the people by their jobs and social status, if you can not have a good job, you will find you can not lead a common life in China.