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It doesn't interest me what you do for a living

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"It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for - and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing. It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool - for love - for your dreams - for the adventure of being alive."
Oriah

Work load

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Our entire society could work 60-80% the current full time work load and society would win.

Productivity would remain the same or increase, work related anxiety and mental health issues would be reduced and unemployment would decrease as there would be more positions to share.

For the last few decades we keep converting productivity and efficiency gains into profits for the big end of town in a frenetic race to reach the top of a mountain that doesn't exist. Constant growth is an ideal not a sustainable reality. 

Despite our mammalian biases bigger is not better nor will more more more make you happy. Big macs and air-conditioned McMansions have not lead to the consumerist utopia we hoped for.

Complex problems

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If all you have is a hammer everything you see starts to look like a nail.

Do complex problems exist outside of the human mind?

Human minds project patterns and faces onto objects, do we also create and project problems that do not exist?

Complexity exists but are complex problems a human construct?

Humans seem to have a desire to solve problems and feel useful. We also seem to create most of the problems we then seek to solve. This cycle then creates momentum and gives us purpose.

Hypothetically, if there was a planet that did not have a species capable of perceiving complex problems would they exist?

It seems that all the large and complex problems humans face are also created by humans.

Suffering

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We did this. Not on purpose. Not individually. But as a group, a species, over a couple of hundred years, we did this. We didn't mean to. We had no idea that our technology, our use of energy, would do this. But it did.
Pick any critically endangered species, of which there are thousands and just assume they are extinct because in 10-50 years they will be.

What we have done cannot be undone. It isn't called a mass extinction event for nothing.
But we can change how far this goes. How many thousands to millions of species we destroy.

We did this with our economic systems, our political systems, the sheer population size, the amount of water and land we use, the number of forests and habitats we destroy.

If it makes you feel sad, if it makes you feel angry, if it makes you feel helpless. Take those emotions, harness them and do something about it.

Go clean up a local park or waterway.
Go educate the next generation on better environmental and economic policy.
Go jo…

Peasants

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The funniest part of this 21st century consumerist democracy is all the peasants following Kimye, Beyonce and other celebrities on Instagram, becoming entrepreneurs and then thinking they are somehow included in the 1%
Honey you just a peasant with credit card debt and a good brow pencil.

Vive la revolution

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If you where the one who held her down,
the one who hurt her, touched her breast, called her names, raped her.
Who ruined her career because she wouldn't suck your cock.
Who made sure she never worked in that town, that industry, ever again.
Because she rejected your sexual advances.
Good luck. Better start running an hiding, call your PR team.
Because we are coming for you. I hope you saved your money and checked your power.
Because you ain't working in this town again.

Creative Rage

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Healing

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