Originally Posted by Rolfe
The Protestant work ethic. The labor of thy brow thing. The morality of work.
You can take God out of folks' heads, but it's more difficult to clean out the other nonsensical beliefs and values that are part of the whole God package.
And/Or, of course, it could be a form of I've-worked-my-butt-off-all-my-life-I'm-damned-if-I-facilitate-others-having-an-option-I-myself-never-did. There's a word in German that'd describe this perfectly, only I can't recall it: not schadenfreude, the other one.