Friday, December 16, 2011

what if

Michael send me this yesterday

From Buckminster Fuller...

We must do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living. We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because, according to Malthusian-Darwinian theory, he must justify his right to exist. So we have inspectors of inspectors and people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors. The true business of people should be to go back to school and think about whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along and told them they had to earn a living.

This was written in 1970
i think about this a lot
and will today write some of my head spinnings about it

I would like to go to the bottom of why we work sooo much

i will go to the bottom of my jobs, first one of my jobs for regular income;
i clean someone's house
he can't do it, because he cooks for people who work
who work for the government mainly (this town pretty simple)
the government supposingly works for me (as being a citizen)
well that was short! :)

haha maybe i am an anarchist after all, because now lets get rid of the government, i am really in no need of so many people working for me, who am i being so special?

So now i have fired all the government workers in town, say some 10.000 people, now all that money that is saved, salaries, cost of offices,etc etc
Well the salaries they can keep, people gotta live.
but all the money saved from their expensive offices, they can now just pay me, and i do not have to work, and they can pay my employer, because he now doesn't have to cook lunches for all these government workers, and being home he can keep his own house in order (i actually know he is very good at that, i clean a fairly tidy house)
or is it that these government workers just love to go for lunch, but they still can right, because i had them keep there salary, so my employer still has to cook, that is if he wants...

you know i find it hard to describe my logic, but i just don't get it. It seems to me many of us could live the life we want, because the money going around would be the same...

Really and to be serious, i hope that one day i will look at, what is essential? and go from there.

Because i am sure that we can all live the life we really want, and still be looked after when needed.

I hope some of you understands what i am saying and can add something...

Thanks Michael, i will try to write about this a little every day
as keeper of the wild places in my own heart.


christopher said...

Jozien, the best of the best to you and yours in this season. You make me grin. Sometimes I think I should have let you visit one time :D

I cherish you, my friend.

Brian said...

It would be a strange thing to be kept, in this world of financial struggles. Maybe it is the way of the future, no rush hour, no red lights no stress no deadlines . Left just to be .Glad that you posted wild lady I wondered about you :)

jozien said...

ahhh so good to see you here Christopher and Brian. Thanks

MFH said...

In the 1920s, scientists the world over anticipated the use of fertilizer would increase food production so much there would be plenty for all. They ignored the fact that the huge expanses of land once supported huge numbers of animals that sustained the lives of millions of people. Technology was the wave of the future.

They also thought the labor-saving devices such as washing machines, toasters, refrigerators etc., would add to the availability of leisure time. Somewhere along the way greed came into the picture. t.

Now, we NEED flat-screen T.V.s 122 cm so we can masturbate to life-size images. We NEED vehicles that only get 24 km/L. And now there are 9 billion people on the planet and, at last count five years ago, 300 (vicious!!) tigers in the wilds of India. Habitat decreases with each human birth.

This season of the Solstice, let us thank the godz for war, dysentery, ethnic and religious hatred and the wealthy who horde their assets. Without them we'd have long ago been over-run (pun intended). It's all good, right?

jozien said...

thank you Michael!
Yes i think we are finally starting to see we are not getting ahead anymore, world hunger is still there.

And about war and disease, they cost a lot of money, lets scrap them too :)

Matt, Kara, Hunter and Cavan said...

ahahah Well don't get rid of all of the government jobs! My nurse husband really likes his job and I think the community likes having him around!