posted on Mar, 7 2014 @ 05:01 PM
But if everyone is given as a bare minimum, from the natural resources readily available, adequate food, air, water, housing, education and medical
care, all within our ability globally right now; and then everyone is encouraged to 'work' at what enthuses them, not an 8 hour a day job that's
mind and body-numbingly boring (which mostly robots can do now) then, what would we accomplish? Certainly not obscene wealth for a very few and
abject poverty for the masses like we have now with the worship of money and the accompanying slave labor that most of us tolerate, only we call it
You know what? I'd love nothing more than to believe what you appear (and I'm always willing to accept that I'm wrong) to be implying here. If I
was given the opportunity to work at what enthuses me, I'd be creating music and drinking wine. I'm sure that a lot of other people would be doing
the same. Let's be honest - who really wants to spend their days cleaning hospital wards? Who really wants to clear up other people's rubbish? Who
wants to clean windows? Who wants to hand people towels and spray aftershave on them in a dodgy nightclub? I fear that functional society would simply
There are enough people in my fair country who - despite being given every chance and opportunity - choose to do nothing. They choose to sponge off
the state and taxpayers. I work damned hard. I get up early and go to bed late. I wish I saw more of my wife and kids. Why? Because I want to provide
for them and give them the best life possible. I want to be able to take them places, show them the world, educate them. Does this yearning to provide
the best for family make me a bad person? I don't think so. Then again, I work for a large multinational bank so perhaps I am in the eyes of some.
Although, to be honest with you, I don't see working for a bank as a necessarily bad thing. I'm not a trader - and I'm making that point clear as
the traders are the ones who earn the big money, play about with everyone's future and drive the Ferrari's. The rest of us just get by - and I'm by
no means on the bottom rung, either.
I'd love nothing more than for everyone to do what they love and no-one to be in hardship, however, that's not the way we are wired. Humans are -
mostly - selfish beasts who want as much as they can get for as little as possible effort. It's sad but true.
Maybe I'm being controversial here on ATS - who knows. Just thought I'd throw some thoughts out there.