Would you work if you didn't have to?

Belgium
September 17, 2006 6:06am CST
Last night a friend of mine was talking about how he wouldn't work if he didn't have to and how the word "work" comes from "tripalium" a torture device LOL. I know a lot of people feel that way, what about you?
32 responses
@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
2 Oct 06
I owuldn't work if I didn't have to. I have enough things to do at home and enough activites with my son to keep me busy. Plus if I didn't have to work I could finish my degree sooner.
@jayram (135)
• India
30 Sep 06
Yes I would as it only through working we can keep ourselves active and use our brain....
• India
30 Sep 06
we think that our life will be very easy &pleasent if we donot work. But the fact is that we can not enjoy our life without doing some work. working makes me satisfied happy.
• United States
30 Sep 06
if i didnt have to work i wouldnt
@bossie (5)
• United States
30 Sep 06
I would not work , I would be at home every day with my legs kicked all the uuuuuuuuuuuuup.
• India
30 Sep 06
well yea wud go 4 work 4 atleast sum tyme of d day.....
• Philippines
30 Sep 06
I wouldn't call it work, but I won't spend the rest of my life watching TV and ordering pizza, and chatting. If money wasn't a problem I'd probably write and draw and create independent films to pass the time. I don't feel well if I don't do anything. Then again, practice makes perfect. If I lie around all day I'd probably get the hang of it. LOL.
@skittlez353 (1404)
• United States
30 Sep 06
No. I don`t work now and I don`t have to. I don`t want to. I am a stay-at-home mom and proud of it. Some people are work addicts and work three jobs even though they don`t have to?!
@dlphnrdr (105)
• United States
30 Sep 06
Huuuum. Would i work if i didnt have to? Yes, I would i dont work because I cant and i sure wish i still could, so yes you bet i would.
@oriental (1051)
• Uruguay
30 Sep 06
I retired some time ago for health reasons, though it was my choice to do it. Some people told me to think it twice, perhaps thinking I could get depressed. I think that only workaholics get depressed when they retire. There are many other things to do.
• United States
30 Sep 06
Sure why not? What are you going to do stay home and surf the web? Don't get me wrong but I love staying home with my children, but I also miss the adult conversations that you would have when you go to work.
@dulheraja (436)
• United States
29 Sep 06
yes, I do
@SunnyDays (1071)
• Bahamas
29 Sep 06
Due to outer circumstances i am not allowed to work anymore where we are right now and luckily enough there is not really a need for it as Hubby makes enough for a descent living BUT I definitely would start working right away if I could ..I don;t see work as torture but as a way to express myself and to prove myself I am worthy ..
@MGarcia (331)
• United States
29 Sep 06
If I didn't have any children then I would most likely work part time. To keep in touch with society and meet new people.
@The3rock (258)
29 Sep 06
Yea definitly...
• United States
29 Sep 06
Yes I would work even if I didn't have to. I like to have my own things in life and I wouldn't want to have to ask for money.
• United States
29 Sep 06
Yes, I think I would, but maybe just part-time. I would be to bored not being able to work.
@clintz15 (977)
• India
29 Sep 06
No way !!!!!!!! I hate my job .........
@psmohan (1883)
• India
29 Sep 06
Yes I also feel the same.
@ssh123 (31100)
• India
29 Sep 06
One has to work even when when is not required from money point of view. Idle man's brain is devil's workshop, haven't you heard of this? Secondly, when you are idle at home, you are inviting a lot of illness and diseases, because you will not be having sufficient exercise for your body. Also family members may look down on you, because you are always there doing nothing and they have to do a lot of things for themselves. So it is better to work and have respect.