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Abandoned amusement places show workaholic culture!

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Abandoned amusement places show workaholic culture!

Post by traveller » May 18th, 2016, 4:49 am

And I personally know a few of them. For instance, we have Six Flags New Orleans near New Orleans, Louisiana, we have Ebenezer Floppen Slopper's Wonderful Water slides/Doc River's Roaring Rapids water park in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, there's Geauga Lake amusement park in Aurora, Ohio near Cleveland. Not to mention Kiddieland in River Grove, Illinois (about a half mile or so from Triton College) which was demolished and where the park once stood now stands a Costco store.

To me, these abandoned amusement parks/water parks, some of which are left to fall into ruin, are a sign of America's rapid rush to a purely workaholic culture. Or as one would call it, an all work no play culture, as in nobody leaves the house except for work and shopping.




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Re: Abandoned amusement places show workaholic culture!

Post by The_Adventurer » May 18th, 2016, 6:28 am

That could be just as much due to tablets, internet and video games as workaholism...
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Re: Abandoned amusement places show workaholic culture!

Post by gnosis » May 18th, 2016, 3:11 pm

Most Americans who work long hours do so because they have to. The cost of living is high in most cities where work is available. Wages are low for most workers who are not part of the baby boomer generation. (Probably a lot of boomers have had to take a pay cut, but at least they got to ride the gravy train for quite a while.)

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Re: Abandoned amusement places show workaholic culture!

Post by jamesbond » May 18th, 2016, 3:39 pm

People in America work so much because they have to. If they could, they would spend more time having fun, like Winston is doing right now. :D

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Re: Abandoned amusement places show workaholic culture!

Post by traveller » May 18th, 2016, 5:55 pm

gnosis wrote:Most Americans who work long hours do so because they have to. The cost of living is high in most cities where work is available. Wages are low for most workers who are not part of the baby boomer generation. (Probably a lot of boomers have had to take a pay cut, but at least they got to ride the gravy train for quite a while.)
So in other words, America is literally becoming like another Mexico. I used to have neighbors in Chicagoland who are from Mexico, and they told me that people in Mexico also struggle to get by.

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Re: Abandoned amusement places show workaholic culture!

Post by Moretorque » May 19th, 2016, 1:14 am

there GETTING RID OF THE MIDDLE CLASS WORLD WIDE

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