Afterwards, Tom felt devoid of value.


Socrates On Work

Socrates suddenly became animated, put down his pint, stood up off his stool and raised his voice. 
‘Of course work is a moral issue’ he said ‘If you choose not to work and draw the dole instead you have made an immoral choice. You have placed the burden of your life on someone else. That’s not fair. That’s immoral. You have knowingly chosen the wrong thing. That’s obviously unjust to everyone who does work.’
The whole pub turned to look our direction. I was embarrassed and kept my head down.