Obviously it’s important to pay taxes. Schools roads hospitals Etc blah blah blah. But paying taxes isn’t the main reason you go to work. It’s not the reason you open a corner shop or go to work in the rain or try to leave something for your children. Paying taxes is simply a way of living in a society and hopefully by having a nice Society you will make more money and have a nicer life. So at what point does paying taxes become the main reason you go to work? Question: what percentage of your take-home pay last year went in taxes? Question: was it worth it?