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Originally posted by Replicator EYD
reply to post by GeminiSky
I whoteleartedly disagree with this idea. Not only is working to earn one's keep absolutely natural, but it ought to be the chief source of pride for a human being. Your work is your source of independence and your means to provide for yourself, your family and any diversion you may be drawn to. If you don't work, you are necessarily dependent upon another individual or group's charity.... Unless you intend to cheat and steal your way to survival, which at least is more honest, albeit despicable.
Originally posted by ATC_GOD
Ok so how the heck do you expect to get from where ever you live to Europe if no one works. Because if you dont have to work then no one should have to. Fact is this is the biggest bunch of pathetic whining I have heard since I stopped communicating with my X-wife.
If you dont like your hours....get another job. I am US military, and I cant count on my fingers and toes the number of countries I have visited......all because it is PART of my Job.
Fact is buddy, you made the choices you did, which landed you where you are now...in a job where the hours suck and you dont make enough to travel the world.
If we were meant to all live self sufficiently without work, in little communities then no one would travel anyway, because there would be no long distance means of travel.....
Anyway....my point is.....the world is what it is....the system is what it is....you are capable of changing your circumstance...BUT YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!!!
Originally posted by casinoed
So what if globalisation, the internet, access to more information with sites like ATS are enabling young people to challenge the status quo and question the perceived wisdom that, you gotta get a job and work hard until you can retire, blah, blah, blah...
I think it is also interesting to consider whether improved communications are making young people feel more like they are part of a global society than one that is restricted and defined by its historical borders.
I don't think people should have to work to obtain basic needs, e.g., food, clothing, shelter. Imagine that all of your basic needs are met - what would you do? I think you would still "work", but you would do what it is that you LIKE to do.
I'm sure a horrible, "unnatural" job a couple of hours a day is preferable to even natural work that is "fulltime" 8 hour days.