Baby, We Were Born to Work
August 6th, 2012
Chicago Tribune columnist Rex Huppke has a fun time with my book RUSH. Why do people work? It’s not because they’re Gordon Gekkos greedy to amass more money. In RUSH, I argue that “most people have a deep need to work and create. While this need can be quashed by bad habits and bad government policies, most people wake up in the morning and step onto a train, into a car or even into their home office wearing fluffy bedroom slippers in order to earn something. At the end of the day, on the surface they may have earned dollars, euros or wampum. But what they are really trying to earn is self-respect and the respect of others.”
By the way, I enjoyed David Remnick’s profile of the hard-working Bruce Springsteen in The New Yorker last week. Springsteen let Remnick behind the curtain to see the master-rocker and his demons.