Why is “homework” such a bad thing? I have home work. You have home work. As adults we learn to juggle our time, to balance our days with enough work to feel productive, enough play to relax, and enough rest to get up and do it all over again. It has been reported that it takes much more than 40 hours a week to be successful in today’s world. That is work beyond the work day. Students need to understand success is rooted in hard work; an ethic that surpasses what is required.