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.
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?
If the process is easy because of your talent, that doesn't mean it isn't difficult. And why bother working hard if you don't enjoy it? If I like something, I put EVERYTHING I have into it; if not, then I don't.
If it's easy, it will only be hard in big amounts of work, otherwise it must be easy to make. But if it's a difficult task, even if you love the work, you will surely have a hard time..... DEATHLINES!!
Well look at it like this. I used to work at a restaurant and loved it. Plus the tasks there were simple; take food to guests clean tables, etc. It was demanding though and I had to move around as quickly as possible, so i had to work pretty hard to get everything done in time. But I still really liked my job.
mmm a good example is if my job is literally to play videogames, and upload it on youtube to make money. I enjoy playing the games for hours. but is it still considered working hard when in a way im actually just playing games?
If you're doing something like cleaning a slightly messy room and you don't have a problem doing it, or you have fun doing it while listening to music or something like that, I suppose it can still be considered "hard work". Like chopping wood, maybe (I've never done it but I can assume). It's considered hard work, and yet it's not that difficult to do, and people can enjoy doing it.
I define "hard work" in how much energy it takes from you. No matter if physical or mental. So yeah, even though a work can be easy in execution or fun to do, it can still you out, and thus beeing "hard work".
Since you said the work is easy, it'll depends on how much work of it is done. If the work is easy and you enjoy it, they would expect you to do alot more work.
Let's assume drawing was an easy thing to do. If drawing was easy, people would expect you to do more drawing. And if you enjoy drawing, people would expect you to do even more of it. After all, it's easy and you enjoy it.
Of course, "hard work" is not easy to explain when we are considering it.
i think whether one is working hard or not is determined by how much work they get done. if it is easy work, i would expect that more work would get done, and if it were enjoyable work, even more would get done.