Monday Morning Blues



            This interesting item appeared in U.S. News and World Report: “A recent long-term study of executive heart-attack victims show that 75 percent of those who died at work died on Monday,” reports the Blue Cross-Blue Shield magazine, Health Talk. “Of those who died at home, 50 percent also on Monday. A major factor in those deaths, says the magazine, was the `Monday Blues` associated with returning to work after an exhausting weekend.”

            I’m not a doctor nor do I pretend to be one, but my view on this is simply to avoid going to work on Mondays. Just kidding, but looking at this it makes one wonder why going to work is so depressing to some. Working at ones profession was once highly regarded and looked upon as ones duty to family and society.

            Has work become the next four letter word? With 50% of America on some kind of subsistence, it would seem too many there is a large percentage of Americans afraid of the Monday morning curse. The word work has morphed into a symbol much like the stake though the heart of Dracula.

            The word work didn’t begin its slide into oblivion in main-stream society; it began in religion. The curse took form in the constant rant form protestant pastors, “There are no Works required.”  If we become afraid of something God sees as good for us; and something needed for a beneficial life and healthy society, why would we ever want to dump that overboard? Working for God is the highest calling one can ever achieve, but to avoid the Monday morning blues, one must serve the right truth.


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