03-11-2013, 02:15 PM
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: North East
| | Re: He's Happy-He's Not Happy
Originally Posted by Blue Firefly
Why not? You don't think men should work?
Obviously, I didn't mean 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. I meant holding down a regular job.
Honestly, the men I've know who wouldn't hold down a regular job (notice I said wouldn't, not couldn't due to a bad economy or physical problem) weren't worth a bucket of warm spit. I think the Bible is exactly right on this one: if a man doesn't provide for his own family he is worthless. (1 Tim 5:8)
I still think it doesn't sound good. You have clarified the meaning somewhat, which makes it better, but on it's own it sounded very judgemental.
I agree - guys should work and all that, but I also know people who due to say an inheritance, or even an unsual talent, make a more-than-decent living, yet are able to decide when to work.
Hard work and regular work aren't always the same thing.
Again, I understand and agree with your meaning, but initially the phrase really rubbed me unpleasantly.