During a conversation this week I spoke with a man who expressed his opinion about work with regards to his children. Our viewpoints differ on the importance that our children learn what hard work is and that they participate in it often. I listened as he spoke of the fact that they would have to work their whole lives and that they shouldn't be burdened with it while in their youth. After he said that he began to share with me his frustration with the way his children currently live their lives. I couldn't help but think about the absence of learning to work in their lives when they were young. As grown people they were now lazy and unwilling to do any more than was actually required--the bare minimum.
I am personally grateful for hard work and the satisfaction I receive by accomplishing the various tasks that are a part of every day life.
"In all labour there is profit..." (Proverbs 14:23)
I love the parable that the Savior teaches in the New Testament. This account teaches us the pure value of hard work.