posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 09:57 AM
I'm betting that Sociologists have had a heyday with this one. Work has been absolutely necessacarily to help provide for the needs of both the
individual and Society. Most of us understand this. To me, it almost comes down to a class thing, as the higher you are class-wise, the more likely
you can afford the advanced education to reap monetary benefits by developing your natural talents in the field of work. We certainly have other
talents, but do we have the inclination or desire to develop them? Here is where we find the intersection of the needs of the individual versus the
needs of Society. If we don't develop those talents through other interests it would seem we would not be fulfilled to such a level that we would
achieve happiness, whatever that is.
As far as work is concerned, Society is extremely compartmentalized. Groups of others make work decisions for those below them. This is a
necessacary evil, or potential for evil, for many reasons. In a sense, the people below are being "used" to one degree or another. The further up
you go, the more perks, and the unfairness of this is obvious. It depends on how a Company views its' employees. If it does come down to the needs
of the many outweighing the needs of the few, or the one, how can we be sure that individual needs of self-fulfillment vis a vis Society are met? We
can't. It's up to the individual to develop his or her own talents and fulfillment. A whole lot more can be said about this.