Sunday, June 10, 2012

Advantage 71 – Disappearance of useless and harmful work

Excerpt from the book »Gradido – Natural Economy of Life« 

»Work for work’s sake is contrary to human nature.«
– John Locke
English philosopher

Useless or harmful activities are a similar case to meaningless work. We currently hear more and more people complaining that they are sentenced to being compelled to do useless or even harmful work. If you ask them why they do it, you get the answer that they have to earn their living.

In the Natural Economy of Life this pressure no longer exists. Particularly with regard to harmful work (damaging to the environment or health, warlike, exploitative, etc.), this is a blessing for the individual, the community and the environment. Nobody any longer needs to do anything of whose usefulness they are not convinced. Once again, the threefold good is a good yardstick for the usefulness of work: does the work serve the individual, the community and the big scheme of things? If all the questions can be answered with a clear »yes« the work is useful. If one area is missing, there is need for improvement.

Overall, much more useful and constructive work will be done in the service of the individual, the community and the big scheme of things.

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