[Noisebridge-discuss] Noone Should Ever Work.

jim jim at well.com
Sat Jun 14 15:54:33 UTC 2014



Outstanding! Thank you!



On 06/13/2014 10:55 PM, Garrett Smith wrote:
> No one should ever work.
>
> Bob Black.
>
>
> Work is the source of nearly all the misery in the world. Almost all
> the evil you'd care to name comes from working or from living in a
> world designed for work. In order to stop suffering, we have to stop
> working.
>
> That doesn't mean we have to stop doing things. It does mean creating
> a new way of life based on play; in other words, a ludic revolution.
> By "play" I mean also festivity, creativity, conviviality,
> commensality, and maybe even art. There is more to play than child's
> play, as worthy as that is. I call for a collective adventure in
> generalized joy and freely interdependent exuberance. Play isn't
> passive. Doubtless we all need a lot more time for sheer sloth and
> slack than we ever enjoy now, regardless of income or occupation, but
> once recovered from employment-induced exhaustion nearly all of us
> [will] want [to] act. Oblomovism and Stakhanovism are two sides of
> same debased coin.
>
> The ludic life is totally incompatible with existing reality. So much
> the worse for "reality," the gravity hole that sucks the vitality from
> the little in life that still distinguishes it from mere survival.
> Curiously--maybe not--all the old ideologies are conservative because
> they believe in work. Some of them, like Marxism and most brands of
> anarchism, believe in work all the more fiercely because they believe
> in so little else.
>
> http://deoxy.org/endwork.htm



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