Americans basically live by four simple rules:
1) Work hard.
2) Word harder.
3) No, seriously, get back to work — you're supposed to die at that desk.
4) Never pay full price for a late pizza.
But au contraire say our European neighbors — that is not their secret recipe for kicking a$$ at life at all!
The French in particular are soooo concerned with, well, overworking the workers that they capped their work weeks at 35 hours way back in 1999!
Greedy bourgeois pigs have found ways around that law, though!