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An Octogenarian in the modern world

WHY WORK?

TV programme last night about young people wanting work but no jobs available. A sad situation. I wonder if the concept of work has become a sacred cow. When my government takes office we will try to create a culture in which ‘work’ is not the only respectable option. The basic state bnefeit will be augmented by ‘Achievement Awards’ for personal growth in learning, sport, creative activity, culture, community service, etc. By pursuing personal interests, and becoming really good at the things they enjoy, people will be able to have a standard of living comparable to what they would have in a real job. The incresed level of general competence will eventually lead to us inventing new products and services. The idea that  ‘work’  in the old sense is an absolute good is holding us back.

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