I love genuine work.
tilling the soil to plant seeds, cutting wood for fires/cooking, weeding planted areas, thinning out wooded areas to allow new growth/feeding area for
animals. Keeping certain areas untouched for wildlife. building walls with natural stone from the ground.
Being busy with my mind and hands.. Experiencing the outside air every day.
I dislike "open the door, put metal in, close the door, push a button, open the door, remove bolt, put metal in, close the door, push a
All for a wage, usually minimum wage for factory work.
You might one day find that companies pay out their profits to employees instead of the companies fat cats keeping it all...this would be a big
incentive for employees to do well, but it wont free them from the same old mundane work.
Knowing that your food is planted and growing, the wood's all prepped for its various uses, your home has a new roof and that the rest of the day is
yours, you'll find you got lots of time to go anywhere and do what you want to do.. even if it is sitting in the garden all day.
When you're with your friends and family working the land, you find you don't worry about having to shave so often. You don't notice that you all
have a slight whiff of sweat from your days labour, you don't mind cracking open a few beers and you stop worrying about how you'll feel when you
wake up the next morning...there's no rush.
I did some oyster picking in France. We collected a tonne of them in a day. But there was no pressure to actually 'perform', especially when, at
lunch time, there was plenty of red wine, cheese, ham and bread being circulated. Was a happy afternoon on the beach.
Being able to stand back and look at the wall you built or the trees you planted 20 years ago and saying "I did that" is sometimes far more
rewarding than being paid to do it for somebody else and never seeing it again.