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there was a study

There was a study where they tested how hard people in Germany worked, and the youngest kids tended to work harder and better than the adults. I have to wonder if something has been draining the industriousness out of the people there. Maybe something to do with the nanny-ness of the government? A lot of people are exempt from work if they have a slight issue like anxiety or nervousness, the government gives them income for doing nothing even when they are able to work. But yeah, it's not as bad there as in other places in Europe; When my dad was talking to a Greek in Germany, they said they wanted to go back to Greece because they wouldn't have to work so much, and could sleep in Greece.