Brian Tkatch wrote:Someone else sent me a link to similar nonsense. Why do people need to make up things about subjects they know nothing about when it has been well defined for thousands of years?
Stevens Miller wrote:That is, you tend to think dying is just natural, and we think it's something that calls for blame.
I'm sure that's oversimplified, but, to the extent there's any truth to it, I like your approach better.
Mitch Lacey wrote:FWIW, I am in Europe once a month. I have been having these value conversations for years and every now and then I see someone get frustrated, calling it religious zealotry, often referring back to history on how certain cultures thought they had all the right answers and forced solutions on people. Changing my wording from "values" or "mindset" to "work ethic" or "ethos" might be good. We'll see what tomorrow holds.
Thanks for the dialog guys.
Junilu Lacar wrote:I find it difficult to wrap my head around the idea that your cultures wouldn't have some kind of notion around "work ethics" though. To me, there still a kind of value system involved. I mean if you don't value quality, timeliness, and efficiency, and customer satisfaction, and are only doing the work to put food on the table and clothes on your children's backs, it seems like that kind of work would not be enjoyable at all to me. In fact, it would seem quite dreary and depressing.