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Originally posted by James1982
reply to post by ThisIsNotReality
I think you misunderstood my post.
Europeans who bash America often call us lazy and spoiled. I don't know how you could get through life without hearing this at least once, you know it's true.
I'm showing the hypocrisy of such an insult. How is it that a European has the right to call an American lazy or spoiled, when Americans work longer, and harder, for less?
That's all I'm saying.... I'm not against Europe's workers laws. I think they are great. I'd absolutely love to have all the time off and other perks that the Europeans get.
What I am against is Europeans saying that Americans are spoiled and lazy when the opposite is true. It's a traditional case of the pot calling the kettle black. That's all I'm getting at. Like I said I think America should adopt the same worker's rights as Europe. I'm in total agreement with you that it's not right, natural, or healthy to work yourself to death and have no free time.
But people who are lucky enough to have all that time off and other rights have no place calling those that work harder and longer lazy or spoiled. Do you understand the hypocrisy in that?
Hopefully I explained myself well enough for you to get where I'm coming from, but I'll reiterate, I'm totally in FAVOR of Europe's workers rights, I think it's the right thing to do. I'm just against those Europeans that call Americans lazy and spoiled when obviously that isn't true.edit on 7-7-2012 by James1982 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by megax5000
I don't get how being able to have a good amount of vacations with health care and such would make one "lazy". The Europeans, as far as I know are paying taxes, which provide for these services that they take. So if they pay for something, why not use it and enjoy it?
Originally posted by truthinfact
It is true what they say, America is the hardest working country in the world. We are all sons ands daughters of pioneers and crazy asses who came over here on boats.
We work hard.
also worth noting, the entire european economy ist kaput. maybe its from all that "vacationing"
Originally posted by ThisIsNotReality
I'm in Europe, I hear lots of supposed things about Americans but tbh I haven't heard lazy or spoiled yet... Rednecks, fat, gun-crazy, uneducated,... those are more common around here, not that I agree with them, just saying that if the subject ever was to pop up, these would be more prevalent accusations.