No one should ever have to work, ever?

“If you say that getting the money is the most important thing, you’ll spend your life completely wasting your time. You’ll be doing things you don’t like doing in order to go on living, that is to go on doing thing you don’t like doing, which is stupid.”
― Alan Watts

An interesting video that suggests nearly all misery in the world is a result of having to go to work. Promoting a ludic lifestyle away from the ‘part time slavery’ that is working. Whilst explaining that this approach is completely incompatible with the current cultural systems the narrator goes on to propose that monotonous jobs drain ludic potential and calls for change.

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  1. I think this is silly. If there were no work, there would be no money. Everyone trading a service for a service as everyone would be using their own skills and interests to contribute to society. However, if someone doesn’t require your service, you’ll need something else of value to trade: Money. Work is inevitable, it is whether or not your occupation feels like work that makes the difference. Choose a lifestyle that feels like play. Instead of filling your bank account, try filling your soul.

    1. the trouble with your view is that you think money is real. As if it weren’t as made up as the system in which it operates. Everything is a product of our imagination. Life didn’t come at us with a manual, we made the whole thing up, and we are perfectly capable of inventing a new system in which drudgery is utterly non-existent and machines work for us instead. Isn’t silly how technology is becoming more advanced and yet humans are becoming more and more miserable? shouldn’t it be that human life becomes easier/happier as technology advances so that our attention is oriented towards more important matters?

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