"Duties are not performed for duty's sake,
but because their neglect would make the man uncomfortable.
A man performs but one duty --
the duty of contenting his spirit,
the duty of making himself agreeable to himself."
by:
Mark Twain
[Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910) American author and humorist
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Can be, not necessarily. When my children were small, duties were performed from love, joy and wanting to. Even the middle of the night / early morning was joyfully agreeable to me. So, by personal experience, I recognize the trait but, it is not universal.

 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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