I’ve got a new piece up at Discourse in defense of “workism.” It is a bit of a pejorative term—a less tendentious form of “workaholic”—meant to target the idea that work is not merely a regrettable necessity of life but is actually a source of personal meaning and aspiration.
You might want to compare Ellsworth Monkin Tooey to many of the current spokesmen on the left
An apt commentary for the day the hardest worker in the history of sport, Tom Brady, decides to retire. Brady is a tremendous role model for the kind of life you are advocating. And though he played a warlike game he is far more like Hesiod in the joy and life-affirming values he displayed for 22 years. He is a true hero, and I'm not even a Patriots or Buccaneers fan.