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Hard work vs quality of life

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Submitted by Bryan (United States), Jul 20, 2006 at 21:37

If working hard is what makes a country great, then that would mean America is not the best. For example, in South Korea and Japan the majority of the population works a lot more, and they even donate their vacation days back to their companies! They live for work and live for their company. That, in my opinion, does not make greatness. Quality of life trumps "hard work" any day.

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