At two o’clock this morning I was awakened with the realization that some of the jobs we do to survive are quite insane when considered from an outsider’s point of view. Jobs that have people climbing poles in the wind to attach wires or fix things. Jobs where people get hit and bit and abused. Even the jobs where people sit in a box and tap on buttons felt like insanity when I awoke.
Along with the realization of the things we endure for the sake of money I asked myself what would happen if we just stopped.
That thought was even more frightening. I realized that I’ve been so acclimated to a society where we are forced to work just to live that I am terrified of a society in which we don’t.
It makes me wonder, however. What would happen if we decided to stop at least some of the insanity? What would happen if those of us who face abuse or mistreatment in our jobs walked away?
Would society change at all if we at the least decided to stop trading hours of our lives for worthless baubles?
What would happen?