Fuck Work

Posted: February 10, 2017 in Uncategorized

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A subject very dear to my heart – in my experience paid work is the absolute best way to destroy human potential – unless you’re a CEO.

Desultory Heroics

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Economists believe in full employment. Americans think that work builds character. But what if jobs aren’t working anymore?

By James Livingston

Source: aeon

Work means everything to us Americans. For centuries – since, say, 1650 – we’ve believed that it builds character (punctuality, initiative, honesty, self-discipline, and so forth). We’ve also believed that the market in labour, where we go to find work, has been relatively efficient in allocating opportunities and incomes. And we’ve believed that, even if it sucks, a job gives meaning, purpose and structure to our everyday lives – at any rate, we’re pretty sure that it gets us out of bed, pays the bills, makes us feel responsible, and keeps us away from daytime TV.

These beliefs are no longer plausible. In fact, they’ve become ridiculous, because there’s not enough work to go around, and what there is of it won’t pay the bills –…

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Comments
  1. futuret says:

    IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST AS MY ONE AND ONLY SAVIOR, I WHO LIVE AND USA CITIZEN, HAVE DESIGNATED MY SOUL TO THE INTERNATIONAL RESISTANCE MOVEMENT, AGAINST THE POLITICIANS, WORLD LEADERS, ETC…WHO ARE THE FALSE PROPHETS OF THIS EARTH, ALONG WITH BEING PSYCHOPATHS AND SOCIOPATHS. I PROUDLY STAND AS A CONSPIRACY REALIST AND DIE AS A MESSIANIC CHRISTIAN.

    • futuret says:

      I SAY THAT TO NOT ONLY CAPITALISM, COMMUNISM, SOCIALISM, ETC…, I SAY THAT TO ALL OF THEM. ALL OF THEM ARE CORRUPTED, WITH OFFICE POLITICS, ETC…, THE GLOBAL ELITE HAVE THEIR HANDS IN ALL OF THEM. JESUS CHRIST HAS INSTRUCTED US NOT TO LOVE THE THINGS OF THIS WORLD.

    • Fuck Capitalism – you took the words out of my mouth.

  2. Since when are we free? We’ve never been free! But some people are saying, “Fuck the system!” Be a ‘bum’! Fuck work! Shack up! Get a pet! Make your own fashion statement. Act crazy since we are anyway. Walk in the streets. Throw out the TV. Break the ‘law’! And what the hell is old age? Because with all the shit that’s in our food, water and air, many of us ain’t gonna make it to old age! So, what’s the point of planning for something we’ll never see??!! I’ll deal with it if I get there!

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