What if instead of having an economy where everyone has to work just to provide for themselves, we had an economy that – based on the technology we have – we provide for everyone’s basic needs. Considering the unemployment rate is so high, this means that we don’t need to be doing nearly as much work as we would if we provided FOR society and everyone.
We currently have this idea that there is an unemployment crisis and we need to create jobs, but in fact, the only reason we would actually need to ‘create jobs’ is if there was a demand for them. Since there’s no demand for jobs, they’re not going to get created unless people suddenly demand for something that they’re not presently demanding. As well as this, a lot of the jobs that we have aren’t really necessary e.g. telemarketers, politicians – simply because they can be replaced with technology if we have the decided to do that.
The problem we face is not the lack of jobs- it is the lack of need for jobs.
So let’s imagine a small society (maybe 100-200 people), completely self-sustaining and independent and someone in the ‘society’ invents a technology that allows half as much work to be done in order to ‘feed’ everyone, do they then say ‘there’s an unemployment crisis?’. No. They say they just have more free time.
So am I encouraging laziness? Not at all. Just reduce the amount of hours of work and pay people more.
The problem in today’s society isn’t that there’s little unemployment – it’s that we’re still working way too hard (if not harder) than what we should be despite the technology available today.
It’s hard to understand what the significance of life really is, because no matter how large (or small) of an impact you have on an individuals life, they and yourself, in the far future, will be forgotten. This cannot be changed as people move on.
With this in mind, you can only make the difference right here, right now. An action of complement vs an action of neglect could differ a persons life – from attitude to influence on others – for so long as a day, a year, or even forever.
In most scenarios, what goes around, comes around. So be nice :)
1. The Tommy Cooper
“The Trinidad Scorpion Butch T Pepper was, for a short amount of time, ranked as the most pungent (“hot”) pepper in the world, according to Guinness World Records in 2011″
I never thought the Scorpion pepper would be so… HOT.
The burning sensation rested towards the back of my throat, so no matter how much ice cream I ‘licked’, I couldn’t get my mouth cool.
The sensation was dry, painful and very confusing as you just can’t think because of the spice; tears and nose flowing constantly.
*For those of you who don’t know, a ‘Scoville’ is the measurement of spice in peppers (500 Scovilles to the standard Red Chile”
Credit to Ryan for uploading the video on his Youtube channel
As you scroll down your Facebook feed, in hope to see something exciting, you instead are bombarded with the following:
- Annoying statuses which are aimed at ‘anon’ e.g. “I hate you and I always have”
- An in-depth paragraph, filled with information that most would consider ‘private’
Yes you could argue that that’s what Facebook is about. However, that does not justify why there is so much crap on my Facebook feed. Is it just me?
And one more thing…
No matter how little friends you have on Facebook, everyone knows that one person who will post their entire life online. Not only is this the ‘wrong thing to do’ but also incredibly annoying. Don’t you just wish those people would stop?
I still don’t know why I bother with a blog. I am still currently trying to give myself some sort of good reason to spending 10-20 mins on a post, when actually what I’m doing is incredibly pointless. In fact, after writing those two previous sentences, I realise I may as well give up. What a waste of time. Jheeze.