"Time to learn a lesson... from our fellow corporate-slaves the Japanese, no less. There was a time when the Japanese man was willing to sale his soul for the security and comforts of a corporate position. Then the realities of capitalism began to creep into the Japanese culture: layoffs, outsourcing (to China, of all places... ouch!) and the fact that nobody has a secure position in the world that we or the Japanese live in. Japanese began to experience homelessness, privation and despair. Then the samurai spirit began to awaken once again in The Land of the Rising Sun. Japanese men began to ask themselves is it necessary for me to own a new vehicle or even a vehicle at all? Bam! a money pit was removed. Do I really need to live in a 2000 square foot house. Bam! another money pit down the pot. Do I really need the expensive clothes... bam! or the vacations... bam! bam! The point I'm trying to make is that a growing segment of Japanese culture is quite content with living in a 300 square foot apartment while serving up espressos. What do they get in place of the corporate life? Less stress and more free time!! Now they have time to cultivate other talents and not have to worry about killing themselves- which they do- if they should windup losing their jobs. They are much healthier and human because they took control of their lives instead of handing them over to the corporate slaver. Like I said that element of Japanese society is becoming so prominent the Japenese government is beginning to take notice. After all that bunch doesn't windup paying a whole lot of their wages back to the government in taxes. Think about it... Thoreau did over a hundred years ago... ka nichi wa." Retrieved from CNN's comment blog on June 18, 2009.

Link: http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/worklife/06/15/job.search.sabotage/index.html?iref=newssearch
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