Life On The Slow Lane : Better Or Worse?

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Chris Hessler
Prof. Adam Konopka
PHIL 100-06
22 February 2017
Life in the Slow Lane: Better or Worse? In this case study, we are presented with the dilemma of an individual named Josh. Josh regularly works 12 hours a day and is becoming very stressed. Working this long shift is not only putting a strain on his body mentally, but also physically. Josh, formerly a swimmer in college, can no longer swim a lap without going out of breath. It seems that every time Josh tried to start exercising, he would be pulled away because of a new crisis at work. After reading an in-flight magazine when returning from a recent vacation, he realized how overworked and squeezed for time he was. He had a constant stream of emails from his boss and
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