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 Goshin View Post
    I prefer a mixture of the two, myself.


    Actually I prefer to deal with deadly dangerous **** nobody else wants to fool with, most of all.
    Explosives and military strategy? I absolutely love these subjects too, especially the latter one.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Beans and potatoes, greens and bread, nuts and olives; good food doesn't cost. Eat a balanced meal (protein/carbs/fat) every 3-4 hours, exercise a little every day, try to get and take a vitamin once or twice a week, get some raw food and don't forget fruits.
    Yes. Yess. YESSSSSSSS. Why didn't I think of this answer myself? I really like veggies, in all ways prepared. (I guess I am a freak.) The real puzzle is, why can't most people do this? I don't see the prices of the things you list that high anywhere on the net. Is this to do with marketing?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I prefer a mixture of the two, myself.


    Actually I prefer to deal with deadly dangerous **** nobody else wants to fool with, most of all.
    What do you do?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ab9924 View Post
    Is this to do with marketing?
    Farmers markets and CSAs are cheap and nice.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ab9924 View Post
    I was thinking about this A LOT.

    I guess the best I can come up with so far is that we need to realize that before we consider money, we must consider how to reduce the pain of decay for everything, this idea stolen from Romans 8:20-21 "For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope, that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.".
    Yyyyyyyyyep, that settles it. I'll stick with Joe Sixpack

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Farmers markets and CSAs are cheap and nice.
    Okay, so now I have absolutely no idea why the lower echelon guys want to be obese. I really really really don't get it.

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

    Something about physical labor that is enjoyable for the most part. I actually like to sweat from working hard. It's a good feeling. The bad thing is as you age you can't stay at it as long as you once could. That said, I absolutely don't like working in sand.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by NitroHangover View Post
    What do you do?

    Used to be a cop.... have also done other, crazier things. Had to give it up when the wife bugged out and left me with a 2 yo. Work for the power company at present.

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

    I wouldn't mind a job that was medium to light medium physical labor. Most manufacturing jobs tend to be on the heavy side of that though. If I could do something like stock shelves at the grocery store and get paid decently, I would love it.

    However, I seem to excel at mental labor. I have a good body (so long as I take humira and can move without pain!) and mind and tend to do pretty well at both, however, I have a capacity for keeping all sorts of information in my head at any given point and have an excellent memory and very fast recall abilities. This works to my disadvantage though since I am less organized than I should be though. I am a natural problem solver and tend to be the type to find a better way to do any task I work on, often very quickly.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Used to be a cop.... have also done other, crazier things. Had to give it up when the wife bugged out and left me with a 2 yo. Work for the power company at present.
    Come on, man. I'm into this stuff too. Quit holdin out. What was the crazy stuff?

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