Originally posted by Nite_wing
Profit generally involves risk, often financial ruin or sacrifice of family life.
Why take the risk when others won't but want to share in the profit?
Maybe everyone is not exactly seeing my point, and understandable, given we ALL have been programmed to behave and believe as so many are stating
Did you ever help a friend move? Now that is something that most of us agree is a hard work,, and there are plenty of businesses that make money
doing just that,, moving you.
If you helped a friend,, did you expect to be paid anything more than a few beers,, or a drink or two after all was said and done?
Why would anyone work so hard,, at such a task without pay? Maybe because we care? Love the person? Sympathize with the ordeal of moving. Or they
helped you move once before in college and you have to ''repay'' them to ease your conscious? All Legit reasons to help,, with not much expected in
return most of the time.
I am really talking about Profit Motive,, not profits themselves,, and it is understandable that so many would throw out the Lazy Bums,, who don't
want to do anything. I know some myself.
The issue really with the Lazy 'Bums" is that NO ONE,, Not even themselves have found what would really turn their 'Bliss" on as Joseph Campbell was
fond of saying.
To Follow Ones Bliss.
For example,, one of the persons I know who is a 'so called lazy bum',, really is talented with plants,, creates bonsai, and of course we can say,,,
well why doesn't he follow through and sell them,, instead of bumming from family and friends? Mainly because that part of it doesn't interest him,,
and he surrounds himself with Enablers.
I can Envision a time, where a NEW TYPE OF PROFESSION is created to handle this kind of situation.
A CREATIVE, comes around,, works with ''the bum'' to help them with the creative process that is their BLISS,, and does what they love,, which is get
those Bonsai to the right people who will cherish them, There could be a whole industry that is about placement of 'lazy bums' into something that
for Their Souls,, is really following their bliss.
Anyway,, just one idea,, and sure I know there will be plenty of poo poo on this,, but we Have to think Outside the BOX,, not within the confines that
are strangling the world now,, but something Visionary.
Is it that hard to believe in Visionaries any longer,, are we that deep in the Abyss?
So,, the next thing I am sure,, is who will do the dirty jobs,,, well believe it or not,, there are people out there who would,, and if Society was
structured differently around this type of Civilization,, MORE MIGHT than you think. Especially if Maslov Needs were automatically taken care of by
Society as a whole.
Our Technology and science advancements could allow for all of humanity to live within the space of something the size of England if we wanted,, then
the rest of the world would be Amusement park and Natural grounds to enjoy.
Maybe everyone has forgotten Bucky Fuller. Look up the Buckminster!! And specifically CRITICAL PATH his great book from the 1970's that if it had
been used as a model,, might have given us a more Unified Planet.
Anyway,, everyone is lodged in a mindset that really needs to be improved upon,, even if it never attains my Ideal,, I would like to think humans are
more creative than I am seeing at the moment,, mainly because of Greed and Profit Motive.
Thanks for all the responses,, they are all good,, and I will try to address as many as possible.
edit on 10/12/2012 by EarthCitizen23 because: spelling