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I talk a lot does it make me a fool? I am saying silence by itself isn’t wisdom. A man of few words can just be dull.


To Be Selfless in Work

Toil

What is it to be selfless?

I have no idea. They’re all getting something from it.

See something that needs to be done and do it.

To do something that benefits someone else more than yourself. Most people then? Most people live their entire lives that way. Are they good people because of it? Our economy is driven by doing something that benefits someone else more than yourself. It’s the only way it functions. They call that profit. Is this incorrect?

Well, it’s usually a mutual benefit. Really? It’s seamless, I grant you that, but I don’t see the mutual benefit. Health care? No. Social respect? No. Truth? Scientific discovery? No. Where is the mutual benefit?

We rent ourselves out to it as it’s the only way to get money to pay to live here!

Making money isn’t a benefit? No, making money is a debt. It means you owe the system. You were payed from their markers which are issued at their discretion in support of their system. They own you. You are the asset. The market is about you. Industries are driven by protecting their interests, and their interests are holding your interest, keeping you busy. It’s a viscous cycle.

That’s a very pessimistic way of looking at it. Is it unfair? Can you put that system down?

I agree the employee relationship is unfair, but not all transactions are like that. Ah, yes, there are other transactions, rarer, fewer in frequency, and often come down to being just another form of sharing.

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In fact, I think Second Life is much healthier. Someone provides a product or service, and you pay them or tip them. I agree that Second Life is healthier. We don’t need to fear hunger or death by exposure here. Any transactions here come from a more genuine place, but why shouldn’t the “real world” be like this?

It can be. I agree. Why isn’t it already?

I think it slowly is becoming. Let’s hope so.

Well, the people only know the old way of doing things. It’s a hold over from feudalism really. Yes, supposedly we put that behind us. How did we get suckered into believing that?

Now we have options that they didn’t. We are still serfs. We just web serf. Bread and circuses. More attractions in the circus make social equality? You have options to the degree that you have money, primarily.

And people believe that a job is more secure than the risk of being self employed, but you can get laid off at any time.

They just took away our contracts at work so we can be let go at any time. They said it was the new and modern way of business. Ah yes, somebody above you certainly wanted it to be that way, did they not? Yeah, it was a decision of the state.

Some people are actually very happy being a garbage man, or maintenance person, and they should have the opportunity to do those jobs if they wish. I agree. I also know both from history and experience that people will take the jobs they like without even being asked. In old villages, there were those who would sweep the streets, keep some sort of order, police the place, feed the field workers. They weren’t paid for it. It was just what they did. Even run messages. That’s a lot of work and high risk.

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Some people enjoy being caretakers. Many people enjoy being caretakers because they feel connected. It isn’t the village they live in, it’s their village. It wasn’t the people they lived with, it was their people. Tribal cultures the world over spoke that way.

I enjoy helping people, but only when it’s on my terms. If they start getting demanding, I find I tend to go elsewhere.

When they get demanding, you’re employed. Yes, and there is at least one point by which you are employed. That you don’t just walk away from.

Do you know what you actually want to do in life?

Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.

Travis Saunders
Dragon Intuitive
~science,mysticism,spirituality~

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