men generally work too much to be themselves. work is a curse which man has turned into pleasure. to work for work's sake, to enjoy a furitless endeavor, to imagine that you fulfill yourself through assiduous labor - all that is disgusting and incomprehensinble. permanent and uninterrupted work dulls, trivializes, and depersonalizes. work displaces man's center of interest from the subjective to the objective realm of things. in consequence, man no longer takes an interest in his own destiny but focuses on facts and things, what should be an activity of permanent transfiguration becomes a means of exteriorization, of abandoning one's inner self. in the modern world, work signifies a purely external activity.