Enough money not to work?

April 19-22, ’17 ~QofDay~ Money

If you received enough money to never need to work again, what would you spend your time doing?

There is an assumption in the question that I do not believe to be valid.

It is possible to have enough money to never need to engage in paid employment, but I do not believe it is possible to exist and not work.
Work for me is defined as activity directed to some productive outcome.
Most of the work I do is unpaid.
I expect that will continue for as long as I live.

The psychological literature is very clear that we need a productive purpose to be able to maintain social relationships.

At another level, it is clear that the price of liberty is eternal vigilance (work in a very real sense).

Having said that, right now, I would be even more active in creating systems to support all sapient entities in security and freedom and abundance of real choices.

And there are enough people on the world right now that we cannot all have large acreages, about half an acre is our lot, and access to large areas of commons should be an option for all.
If we want large amounts of space to ourselves, we will need to accept going off planet, into large habitats.

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money
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1 Response to Enough money not to work?

  1. debyemm says:

    I would write, of course. But I would also spend time out in the forest with some drawing supplies and try to find that artist inside of me that is creatively unique. I simply wouldn’t have to worry about paying our bills. Less stress in living.

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