Working hard to avoid work

J. Eddie Smith IV:

“All of these baits appeal to a very basic human impulse: ‘I want their reward, their dessert.’ It’s an insatiable sweet tooth that grows longer every day in the decadently consumer-centric First World.

I think life is too short not to enjoy as much of it as reasonably possible. But people who focus only on dessert implicitly make the assumption that fun can’t be found in work.

So they work very hard at avoiding work.”

via A lifelong optimization problem.


This is very relevent to Latter-day Saints. Our gospel is a gospel of work. That work is not merely a condition of mortality, but rather, a nobel, godly, principle. The heaven of this church is far less harp-playing and far more labor for others’ salvation.