jusummerhayes

We're not a job

I'm not sure if I saw Fiona's Tweet (below) when she posted it but when I did, it immediately struck a chord. It encapsulates, perfectly, the conversation that should be the order of the day politically, economically, commercially and especially in all our lives, given our dependence on work to...survive. 

What do you think?

Sorry to keep asking these awkward questions, but too much of what I see online, and in published material, is all about polishing the work mirror to make it little less dull rather than (in my respectful opinion) ditching the idea of work and asking how we can all come together and, as Fiona says, "build communities".

Poppycock, I hear you shout. Or at least that's what I would have previously said in my greed is good, lunch-is-for-wimps set of 1980s clothes. 

But seriously, what is the meaning of work?

Why do we do what we do?

What if, as Alan Watts said, money was no object, what would we do with the rest of our lives?

The issue for me — now, and for the rest of my days — is that I think work is the thing we least want to do, tethered as we are to the stake of needs and wants. Instead, if we cut the Gordian Knot on the work = (only) money paradigm and, instead, saw it as a way to come together in a village-minded way and to serve a higher purpose, then I'm convinced the world would begin to heal.

Is that too much to ask?

I don't think so.

Have a wonderful Sunday.

Blessings, 

— Ju


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