Wednesday, April 05, 2006


"Under-achiever"... "over-achiever"...
It is funny, in the US people look askance at people who are not "successful".
And in Europe, people look askance at people who are!
One might imagine that somebody might decide to let others just live their lives like they want?


Gen said...

And in Germany the politicians keep talking about the introduction of an extra tax for "rich" people.
So how did they get rich in the first place? Have they been working hard as managers or entrepreneurs huh? Creating jobs for other people? And already paying more tax than normal because of our "progressive tax" - system. And now they get punished for their efforts and efficiency and have to pay even more.
No thanks I'm not going to work hard, what for. I'm going to spend my days sitting in the sun, living on the welfare system, which is financed partly through the tax paid by the rich.

PS/ Believe it or not there are rich people who donate money to the state.

Wonko outside the asylum said...

MGLW is one of those people who feels the need to "achieve" each and every day. Whether that is something at work, doing her ironing, or doing some artwork if she doesn't achieve something she feels bad about it. She feels guilty whenever she just spends time relaxing, in fact she finds that very hard to do. I'm really just the opposite of her. I love nothing more than doing nothing. For me, it's how I recharge my batteries best. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy doing stuff too, it's just that I need to relax. My attitude is probably too far towards the laid-back end of the spectrum. However, I have never felt the need to "achieve" - for me it gets in the way of living and enjoying life and its many pleasures.