the work myth

 

“We should do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living. We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because, according to Malthusian Darwinian theory he must justify his right to exist. So we have inspectors of inspectors and people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors. The true business of people should be to go back to school and think about whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along and told them they had to earn a living.”

— Richard Buckminster Fuller

this is from a book by bucky  called “critical path” and he explains exactly how we can all live fulfilling lives without the drudgery of “9 to 5.” problem is, we live in a society manipulated by the corporate/state/media entity which creates a consensus reality that’s entirely arbitrary. in this arbitrary consensus reality everyone believes we all have to work to perpetuate our consumerist society. this benefits such a *very* few people. psychedelics were so dangerous because they showed that consensus reality really IS arbitrary and other realities are entirely possible. can’t have that! shut up! i can’t hear the TV!!

 

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3 responses to “the work myth

  1. me neither! can’t hear it anymore.
    my favourite non-money-earning “activity”? – staying in bed, halfway awake, but still sort of sleeping, and “thinking” about everything. it is kind of meandering through your thoughts and dreams. it can take hours.
    what is yours?

    • i like that one a lot, actually, but if i stay too long in bed my back hurts… i’ve been enjoying comparing different styles of bagua, one of the “soft” or “inner” styles of kung fu, and trying to combine all the different interpretations into one synthesis that i can teach in my school. by the way, my kung fu school does not charge a fee; we are not commercial – we are spiritual.

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