Do you frown on people who choose not to work? The people in question do not receive help from the government.
We work to contribute to the good of society. If you don't work, you aren't serving a purpose to society.
Interpreting not working, as meaning not working for pay...I have no problem with someone in that situation. Most everyone has to work in some fashion or the other. Right now I am on medical leave and one week after my leave began my mother ...
... developed some serious medical problems that have required going to a variety of doctors/specialists and having scans and other tests. I'm grateful to be on medical leave so that I have the time and flexibility to take her to her appointments.
...I'm grateful for not having to work now, so that I can be there to help my nearly 80 yo mother.
if they are engaging in criminal activity as an alternative, yes
I am critical of those who choose not to work if they do not do anything worthwhile with their free time. If people don't work but are still positively contributing to society in some way, then I'm okay with it.
Contribute something to society! Leave this earth a little better than it was before you
Assuming this question is related to work that earns a paycheck...
I choose not to work for a paycheck, but I work providing the type of support that allows my hubs and children to each succeed in this mad, mad world.
Depends upon why they choose not to work. Many people contribute to society without getting a paycheck. These I salute! Those who just waste their time, boo.
You do nothing, you receive nothing.
As long as I'm not supporting them no problem
No. If they aren't asking for assistance, then what do I care. In fact, I might be a little jealous!
If I needed financial assistance, I would get a job that pays. ;)
Well now you are getting all sensible. :)
Define work. They aren't supported by the gov but they must have some sort of support. What are they doing but not getting paid for? Nonprofit, raising kids, watching tv, lobbying, reading to kids at the library....
Perhaps they built up reserve of money to live on and retired, they have a working spouse who doesn't have a problem caring for them, maybe they're just a roamer who lives off the land.
I'd frown on the first two in that list.
Actually, only the second one. If they built up a reserve of money by doing something to the benefit of others in some way, fine.
The second one is taking advantage of the person regardless of whether they are fine with it or not.
Unless, maybe they do something else to serve others in society in some way.
But that would require working.
If someone is aware and agrees to the "terms" of the relationship, they aren't being taken advantage of.
Like I said, whether they agree to it or not, they are being taken advantage of. It's like if a person, like myself, is too nice for their own good.
Regardless. There are situations in which it's not okay to choose not to work and situations in which it is okay.
I hope not as I am one if those who could work but chooses not to. I do not receive or need "help" from the government. It seems to me the goal of work is to someday not need to work, so why work if you don't need to? Life is too short. Go play.
I am pretty sure I would bored. And I am sure that personally I would have hated being a stay at home mom.
Well a stay at home mom is forsure work, I know because I am one, lol
But yes it can be boring simply because hanging out with a 4 year old doesn't really get the brain power pumping.
I don't frown on many for their lifestyle choices, unless government assistance is involved. And even then, if it's used as the safety net it is meant to be, it's fine.
When I hear "choose not to work", I usually think that this person works...they just don't earn a traditional paycheck. Like a stay at home mom. So I voted no. If a twenty six year old "kid" lives in his parent's basement and chooses not to work, my
opinion is...less positive. Not being able to find work is different than choosing not to.
I haven't worked since getting married, but we do not use govt assistance. If it came down to needing it I'd go get a job.
No, if I were independently wealthy I wouldn't work either.
As long as whoever is supporting them is okay with it.
My ex chose not to work, and I almost had to get a second job to pick up the slack. Under those circumstances, it is not okay.
No, free country for people I don't have to support with my tax dollar. I saved and stopped working at 55. Some people sacrifice for their goals.
I don't work. No govt benefits either.
I'm lucky that my husband's income is enough. I haven't worked most of our marriage.
No way. That's exactly what I want to do. lol People seem to forget that time is a scarce resource also. I don't plan on working my life away if I can get away with it.
At the moment I'm choosing not to work. I hadn't taken a break in over 20 years. It's time.
My wife doesn't work because I make enough that allows her to stay at home with our son. I do not frown at people who can afford not to work.
No, I don't. Id love to be able to choose not to work. Maybe some day!
No, not if they're not living off of the money working people pay in taxes.
You mean like full-time mothers, studious college students, and devoted artists? I smile on them all.
Very well put^
That's work. I took the question to mean doing nothing. I wouldn't frown on anyone working to make the world a better place.
The person I had in mind for this question isn't lazy but they don't have any job or job-like obligations. My fault for not being specific though.
No. They escaped the system, which makes me envy them.
I'm sure they know their own situation in life better than I do, that is their call I guess. I do think earning your own living is an important part of building character though.