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Workers of the World, Relax!

“No one should have to work. Nearly all the evil in the world comes from working, or living in a world designed for work.”
So begins Bob Black’s essay on the Abolition of Work. Black goes on to say that not working doesn’t mean doing nothing, but instead, re-organizing your life around play. To play isn’t just goofing off; it involves creativity and meaningful contribution. If you were able to quit your job right now, after you recovered from work-induced exhaustion, you’d want to do something. It is finding this something, the joy we get from playing with a purpose that is at the heart of Black’s argument, and one I support and live wholeheartedly.
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