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Is a man not entitled to the sweat of his brow?

  1. Der Meister profile image70
    Der Meisterposted 5 years ago

    Is a man not entitled to the sweat of his brow?

  2. Anjili profile image82
    Anjiliposted 5 years ago

    It is written in Genesis 3:19 "In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return". You are entitled to the sweat of your brow. Gorge yourself, but try to maintain your dignity while at it.

    Remember the men who lapped up water like dogs while drinking in the river were rejected in favour of the gentlemen who cupped their hands to drink from the same river.

    1. Attikos profile image80
      Attikosposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Everyone has the sweat on his brow, but not everyone has the ability to keep its earnings. Current taxation criminalizes that.

    2. Jason R. Manning profile image84
      Jason R. Manningposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Great reply Anjili, "the way of the lazy man is like a hedge of thorns, but the way of the upright is a highway." Proverbs 15:19. Those who have not planted, have nothing to reap, its pretty simple.  Cheers.

  3. Keith Engel profile image77
    Keith Engelposted 5 years ago

    Sure he is, just as his employer is entitled to the profits from the sweat of his mind. An employers Job is to ensure you get paid, not to make you rich, that is your job if you are willing to take the risk, have the vision, and willing to put in far more hard work than you would with a normal job.

  4. msorensson profile image72
    msorenssonposted 5 years ago

    An old Zen Master who insisted on sweeping the yard for a 400 year old monastery despite the fact that he was the head of it and it housed quite a few monks who would gladly do the work for him said "No work, no eat.." A work ethic..

    Yes of course you are entitled to the fruits of your labor...whether it be mental or physical or both..always the question is how much do you require? Is your reward material or spiritual?

    As long as we are in this body..we need some food and water to live, and a home to shield us from the elements but those are our only absolute necessities..

    My opinion alone..

  5. mintinfo profile image76
    mintinfoposted 5 years ago

    "Ecuadorians Win Judgement Against Chevron in Amazon Case, Company Refuses to Pay".  This is the title from a recent news article that everyone should read. I think your question is based on perspective. If Chevron spent millions drilling oil out of the jungle why are the Indians not allowing them to enjoy the fruits of their labor? Why don't they just go extinct and let capitalism rule?

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    Debbie Dallasposted 5 years ago

    I have NO idea what this means? Lol
    By the way- this too short answer thing has GOT TO GO! wink