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Is it still considered 'working hard' if you enjoy your work? And the work is easy. 

81%
1,097 deviants said Yes
19%
262 deviants said No

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:iconweaselhatter:
Weaselhatter Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course because you are working constantly and diligently and passionately.
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:icontheunderminor:
theunderminor Mar 5, 2013  Student Artist
If it's easy it doesn't involve any form of challenge. You should ALWAYS chllenge yourself, always.
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noche-estrellada Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd say :) I dislike writing essays and we were set a 10,000 word one at the beginning of last term, but I enjoyed the topic so much that I could have easily overshot the word limit without noticing. I'd say that's still hard work, 'cause I still put the effort into researching and writing the essay.
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PrinceOfFire Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
If you're still putting a lot of effort into what you are doing and making sure it's the best you can do, I think it's still working hard, even if the work itself is easy and enjoyable.
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MrCoolDD Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Or easy.
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MrCoolDD Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Work isn't supposed to be fun.
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nazo-gema Nov 25, 2012  Professional Filmographer
If work is easy it will just build up metal boredoms and get u that way in the end ;).
Then it is all of a sudden hard, when it's easy
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goldhedgehog Nov 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Whether the work is easy or hard. Work is work and 'doing it' is 'working hard' regardless. In my books anyway.
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:iconjeff-aka-stray:
If it's not challenging, demanding, or exhausting in any way, then no, I personally wouldn't call it working hard.
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:iconlunarflight:
If its work that needs to get done and you're being productive in the time frame given, then yes, you are still working hard even if its not hard work.

I spend a lot of time at work doing straight filing. It is mindless. I love it. But I think work would still call me a hard worker when I've sat around doing filing for two hours, because the work needed to get done and no one else was doing it.

It's a complicated question, especially for artists and writers. When you're doing something that you love or it comes naturally, it doesn't match up with the standards of 'slaving away' that we associate with work. This is why I think the question, when asked of yourself, is better termed as 'are you being productive?' rather than 'working hard.' Because if you're getting done what you need to get done and not just answering polls on DA (guilty), then does it matter if the work is hard or easy so long as its accomplished to the appropriate quality level needed?
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