david on addiction to work

david graeber on bs jobs from birth ness via

@LeftBookClub @HousmansBooks @davidgraeber In case you missed it. One of David’s last pieces.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/bullshitjobs/status/1621464042811408384

As we’ve seen in lockdown, the more obviously your work benefits other people, the less they pay you.

If we don’t break ourselves of this addiction quickly we will leave our children and grandchildren to face catastrophes on a scale which will make the current pandemic seem trivial.

It’s not our pleasures that are destroying the world. It’s our puritanism, our feeling that we have to suffer in order to deserve those pleasures. If we want to save the world, we’re going to have to stop working.

If addressing them seems unrealistic, we might do well to think hard about what those realities are that seem to be forcing us, as a society, to behave in ways that are literally mad.

there’s a nother way



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