A very small percentage of the global population is engaged in fulfilling humanity’s needs while at work. Engineers are drawing up faster breaking cell phones, mathematicians assess market data, artists make commercials, philosophers become lawyers, and scientists design make-up for dogs.One way or another we’re all pretty much engaged in making someone richer than us richer. So we’re barely able to look out for ourselves let alone help out someone else with their needs.
Step back from the world for a moment and look at our situation. We’re like desert island survivors: surrounded by space instead of water. We’ve got limited resources and connectivity with what’s around us. How do the people on an island start working together to better their situation and chances of survival?
The best providers will start producing food and shelters, the clever ones get a raft going, the funny dude builds a guitar out of coconuts and starts entertaining. You’ve got a group of 6-7 people, this type of organization of work is easy- but we’ve got 6-7 billion on our island planet. Of course labour is also controlled by a greedy elite, so the end result is most of humanity being engaged in doing tasks that don’t serve any real need. Its obvious through the fact that we have more than enough labour and resources to meet all of humanity’s needs, yet massive sections of the global population are lacking even the basics.
If we were all producing good, there would be plenty of good for all.
Many of us would like to be doing more good for the world while earning our living, but there is little money available doing good. Last year alone i made ten times as much money stealing purses off old ladies than i did from my job. . . .ive got to get my crack money somewhere.
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