View Poll Results: Do you prefer physical labor to mental? (Assume equal pay.)

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  • I prefer physical labor.

    18 35.29%
  • I prefer physical labor only if my workmates are of similar physique to me.

    3 5.88%
  • I prefer mental labor only if my workmates are of similar mental capacity to me.

    5 9.80%
  • I prefer mental labor.

    25 49.02%
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Thread: How do you like physical labor for a living?

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    Re: How do you like physical labor for a living?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I had one job in particular that was related to design and I had to display some "art" elements in it.
    I definitely enjoyed that more than my current job, problem was my employer grossly underpaid me for that position considering my skill level.

    It wasn't very physical and I gained a bit of weight during that time.
    The only downside.
    Exactly! The physical labor rewards your body and self esteem and hotness to catch, much more than the money that mental work can flood you with.

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    Re: How do you like physical labor for a living?

    I do appreciate both.

    Some kind of physical labour is better than others.

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    Re: How do you like physical labor for a living?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    Well I clearly prefer mental labor considering that's the type of labor that I do, and at no time have a looked for physical labor jobs. Two main reasons: I'm kind of an idiot when it comes to physical labor (I was not raised as any sort of a handyman... I'm having to learn all this from scratch, via YouTube and painstaking trial and error), and 2) because the mental labor that I do pays better than any physical labor I'd be qualified to do.

    With that said, I find manual and physical tasks fulfilling. I can go out in the yard or woods all day doing all sorts of stuff until my arms and legs are ready to fall off.
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    Re: How do you like physical labor for a living?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    I don't think enough significantly physically demanding jobs exist out there to accomplish this unless we decommission a bunch of our petroleum-drive machinery. Replace these:



    With these:



    And these:



    With these:




    I guess we've been using oil to produce food and keep us lazy and make us fat for long enough. Time to switch it up and use our fat energy to do our work which will make us thin. Put another way:

    HAHAHA Your post is absolutely excellent. I couldn't agree more. Maybe when the Chinese buy up all the gas, this will be feasible again. Actually, there is a movie called "Happy" and in there they interview all kinds of people all over the world about how happy they are, and it turns out, that comparatively, actually those indian footed-drivers are the happiest in the world. (This seems true, not doctored.) HAHAHA

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    Re: How do you like physical labor for a living?

    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomFromAll View Post
    I prefer to do what I like to do, since that involves both metal and physical might then I cannot honestly pick an answer.

    And I agree with Goshin you need some explaining on how anyone would seriously look down on work. Were you raised by grasshoppers?
    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    You were brought up to look down on work?


    Really?


    That calls for some explanation methinks....
    I don't know. My grandfather worked though sometimes, he was a nonconformist. I would like to work too one day. But I will probably never get to it. People smell how I disrespect the entire idea of it even before I come through the door. They don't understand that I don't want to disrespect work, I want to familiarize myself with it. In middle school, the mother of a classmate got me a job one summer, which was to spread and level concrete for a new car park. I REALLY got told off for it at home, but when I was doing it I enjoyed it a lot, walking on the iron rods, pushing the dispenser arm, then pushing the leveler (or whatever that translates to in English). I really liked the resistance of the materials.

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    Re: How do you like physical labor for a living?

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Trading one bad form for another.
    How is that? At least with my version you get to maintain your sporty shape. Isn't that a plus?

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    Re: How do you like physical labor for a living?

    Quote Originally Posted by ab9924 View Post
    How is that? At least with my version you get to maintain your sporty shape. Isn't that a plus?
    Not at the sake of freedom.
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    Re: How do you like physical labor for a living?

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Not at the sake of freedom.
    Isn't unemployment and living on government benefits a loss of freedom by default to start with?

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    Re: How do you like physical labor for a living?

    I need a balance between physical and intellectual. One gives my body a rest and the other gives my mind a rest. Both provide a workout in their own measure.

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    Re: How do you like physical labor for a living?

    My job is definitely not physical. I wouldn't mind something with a more physical aspect to it, if it paid as well. Though when it comes to the physical I'm not going to win any awards there. Never did well in sports in school, etc. I do tend to have physical hobbies though. Spending a solid day labor digging up a hedge you want to get rid of is kind of like a vacation from a pure non-physical job during the week. Of course, I could probably hire some guys from the Home Depot parking lot to do the same work in a couple hours that I do in a day. That's OK though, getting the work done isn't really my goal.

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