How Do Humans Define Work?

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How do humans define work? Several factors determine work that can be questioned and defined differently by all humans. According to Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary work is defined as an activity involving mental or physical effort done in order to achieve a purpose or result, but some may argue that if you enjoy your work they might not define that as working. Although some may enjoy their work, they are still technically working. The world revolves are around the work of humans and without work no progress would be possible. The robots in R.U.R. symbolize suppressed, revolting workers (xvi) living in a society that is portrayed as a utopian, but quickly spirals into a dystopian based off the evil of war and greed through the book.…show more content…
The ability to work hard to achieve and accomplish goals and dreams separates humans from other species. Work gives humans a purpose in life. Without work humans would never be able to live up to their full potential and never feel the satisfaction of achieving a difficult tasks or dreams through hard work and dedication. Capek wrote the character Alquist, the build/chief of construction of R.U.R., to symbolize the common working man. Throughout the book Alquist makes several argument against Domin 's beliefs which consisted of freeing humans of all work. His main goal was to “transform all of humanity into a worldwide aristocracy” (54) giving them the opportunity to live and enjoy life without the stress work brings to humanity. Although many humans may think and argue that life without work would relieve the human race from all stress and anxiety that work adds to humanity and would provide a generally happier life for all of humans, life without work would lead to humans ever being able to work to their full potential and dream causing more pain and sorrow than happiness. Work may bring stress and anxiety to human’s lives, but a little stress is generally a good thing. A life with no challenges or struggles ultimately goes against the principles Darwin set for humanity which includes his analysis of “the world [belonging] to the fittest.” (70) Allowing robots to progress more
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