It has become increasingly common to argue that we work too much these days and that the amount of work we have to put in makes us burned out or even sends us to an early grave. Neil Young may be right when he sings, “It’s better to burn out, than to fade away” (Young 1979). I guess that most of us would prefer not to do either and rather live a full life without burning the candle at both ends. Does work send us to an early grave? Do we even work all that much? Contrary to popular claims, we actually work less than ever before, and the work we do is even beneficial for our physical and mental health.