You can generally raise someone to love working.
You can generally raise someone to love the law.
You can raise people in so many different ways, and they’ll never quite understand each other, because it’s not so much a matter of logic, as it is a matter of temperament, conditioning, and early life brain calibration.
The conditions for law-loving, work-loving citizens are not favorable at present. Such people are seen as antiquated and naive by many, if they actually think much about them at all.
The conditions for creating thinking citizens are also not favorable in general lately, world-wide, but there are corner cases here and there…
Is it stupid to want to work hard at work? Only if you don’t enjoy it, I suppose.
Is it naive to indulge in your desire to work hard at work? Sometimes it is, because it can be dangerous to attract too much attention, particularly if you are ill-equipped to handle social situations, and it sometimes doesn’t benefit the organization, anyways.
Should it be stupid to work hard at work? Absolutely not. I think such a state is a hallmark of a civilization in decline.
Should civilization be in decline? Only if your people can’t meet the current standards, and you are willing to accept a lower global status which will eventually lead to plunder and displacement by other nations.
Really, the whole reason we can’t just sit around chatting, drinking tea and weaving baskets is to keep other tribes from killing us and taking our stuff.
In any case, it’s best not to assume anyone is simply stupid or naive, right off the bat, but first assume they are motivated by different underlying emotional structures.