How working life used to be
When our grandparents and parents grew up work ethics were very different. They were told to work hard put their heads down, get through the daily grind and this would result in success and a happy, fulfilling life.
The aspiration was to hold down a job making it a stable career and work 9-5 to support a family. Buying a nice car, mortgaging a house and having children was something to strive for. Taking a two week holiday abroad was a luxury reserved for the upper class alone and later became the aim for most.