There’ll be a reason why the Bushmen and the Iroquois worked one hour a day to feed themselves and today we work 8 to 10 hours a day for 40 years until we are at the threshold of death, just to survive. Work is devouring us. What has changed for the worse since then? What is the meaning of the word "work"? What’s the use of an increase in work? To consume our existence in a mine or in a tiny office until we are burned out, going out like a candle? To buy useless goods to grow the GDP? To accumulate material wealth that won’t follow us into the afterlife? To pay taxes to a hypertrophic State? When did this madness begin? By now we can no longer see it as it has transported us into a cognitive "other place" that we mistake for the only possible world. Time, happiness, inner growth seem to have disappeared. In their place there’s only work and its opposite: "the absence of work", unemployment, something to be feared even more than the daily slavery to which we are subjected.
And this diminished yield has negative effects on the average standard of life ... according to the law of demand and supply, scarcity leads to higher prices that tend to reduce per capita consumption." Marvin Harris, anthropologist, and author of "Cannibali e re"
Posted by Beppe Grillo at 08:01 PM in Information
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