| ||5l. "They are lazy."|
Some are, some are not. No one works longer hours, works harder or is more thrifty than the French farmer.
On the whole, the French take life and work at a more leisurely, unhurried pace than we do. On the whole the output of an average French worker is less than that of an average American worker. France has far less industrialization, mechanization, and labor-saving devices than we do. That is also true of nearly all other nations in the world.
The French claim they get more out of life than we do. They say they have better music, art, poetry, philosophy, literature. They say they take time to enjoy living. They say they do not kill themselves in the endless pursuit of money.