I'm not slamming you but, I think that by you're being pretty much self-employed you might not have a insiders knowledge into the work ethic of most blue collar workers.<quoted text>
That's funny, I never said anyone was lazy. I said that we all have lazy tendencies and that's a fact. For example, if a person works at their job for however many years and builds up a couple of weeks vacation and they take that vacation. At the end of the vacation the person says "Man, I don't want to go back to work". Why do you think that is? What do you think would happen if the person were allowed to take a 5 year paid vacation? How ready do you think that person would be to go back to work after 5 years? Why do you think jobs with the most paid time off are the most attractive? Why do you think jobs that give perks that their employees don't have to pay for out of their salary are the most sought after? Why do those jobs advertise those perks and not how satisfying the work is? People have to work at not being lazy. The more you work at it the easier it is to not be lazy. The less you work at it, the more apt a person is to be lazy. It may not fit your "It's not your fault your life didn't turn out so great" liberal way of thinking but that's the way it is. Your post simply twisted my words to demonize me and make people see the quote in a way you want them to see it and not the way it was actually typed. Don't worry, I expect it.
My experience, covering over forty years in the workplace, most work hard and then play hard when off and take pride in providing a decent living for their families. Sure there's always going to be slackers, they exist in every profession, in every trade.
Seldom are slackers well thought of, seldom do they gain the confidence of of the hard working majority....that's why so many of them worm their way into lower management, they are the stooges that offset their laziness by becoming sycophants.