Magnus Anderson wrote:I am not working at all. And I am financially secure for the rest of my life. Nonetheless, the future is bleak. So unless you want to commit suicide, just keep working. Working distracts from reality.
Magnus Anderson wrote:I am an ex-workaholic fyi.
Truth is more important than desires.
Work is about desire . . . for material security.
I'd rather die penniless knowing that was my destiny, my real life, than live a no-life of a slave who's controlled by his desires because he's unconditionally clinging onto them.
Magnus Anderson wrote:Gloominary wrote:Exactly.
Life itself is fine, or at least alright, mainly, work is the problem.
I disagree. There are many more problems than work. Lack of peers is one. Perhaps the biggest one.
jerkey wrote:Heard this argument for decades, and how a workers paradise can solve this problem. Yes, under Communism there was no homelessness, unemployment, there was guaranteed health care and education for free, there was comeradeship among the proletariat, yet, it failed. Wonder why?
Gloominary wrote:There are other problems, but excessive work is one of the major ones, in my estimation.
Mictlantecuhtli wrote:Work is a great form of obedient civil service in the global plantation if you can find some in what is otherwise comprised of global economic instability (Huge swathes of the unemployed or unemployable). *Laughs*
Gloominary wrote:I'm thinking of working less, because my expenses are low right now, and the more time/energy I put into work, the less I have for other things, like art, philosophy, health and fitness.
Arcturus Descending wrote:Gloominary wrote:I'm thinking of working less, because my expenses are low right now, and the more time/energy I put into work, the less I have for other things, like art, philosophy, health and fitness.
"Low right now" can change on a dime.
Balance is the name of the game.
You decide to work less now and when life turns around and bites you "you know where" you won't have much time to enjoy all of the above ~~ you will be too preoccupied, too snowed under, to enjoy those things. You will ask yourself: "Why, oh why, didn't I learn the lesson which the squirrels try to teach me.
Observe the squirrels!!!!!!!!
Try for a happy medium.
Swim somewhere between the stoic and the epicurean.
mannikin wrote:work sucks..why spend your life doing things you don't want to do, for money you probably don't need.. i'm not married, don't have children nor do i have a mortgage..so why should i work as much as somebody who has all those things and needs to support them...if you wanted them, then support them and work...but there aint no way you're turning all those work hours into a fucking standard for everybody else..
Pointless money vs time. Time wins everytime, it's precious..
I am also financially secure for life and currently maintain low living costs...
exercising, reading books, watching movies, playing world of warcraft with aaron, and painting is way more important....
Magnus Anderson wrote:Gloominary wrote:There are other problems, but excessive work is one of the major ones, in my estimation.
If you're a simple organism, with few needs, then yes.
However, if you're a complex organism, with great number of needs, then no.
Working less won't resolve much, indeed it's only going to reduce unnecessary build up of energy and subsequent need to release it, because it will bring to your attention other needs and make you depressed once you understand that we are living in the age of decadence and that these needs will most likely never be met.
This is why I say . . . keep working.
I say this to people who want to run away and hide from reality.
The more you work, the less you see, the less you worry.
It's a well known fact . . . people would rather harm themselves than listen to their thoughts.
There are simpletons everywhere who do nothing but work.
It's all work for them.
I'm pretty resourceful, I think I'll be able to handle whatever comes up.
I'm a minimalist, I can get by with very little.
Maybe when I'm in my late 30s or early 40s I'll think about my financial future more, right now I've got other priorities.
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