Society and Jobs

There are jobs to make money. No jobs, no money. Jobs are created by demand. People want things that get made, more gets made, more jobs to make more. More people get born, they require jobs to survive in the system. Jobs need to be created through an increase in demand, or through new things being invented that will create a new demand and new jobs, a this provides more avenues for people to survive within the limits of the societal system.

Many jobs are only demands for something to be done in order to provide a salary for survival. They are not very useful, although they do serve a function for some aspect of society or providing a good or service it sells. Tech support isn’t very useful, I know, I did/do this. It is only required because people cannot handle computer problems themselves. Much like many things in life, we outsource our problems and confusion for others to deal with (government, education, etc) They want someone else to do it for them. They more you outsource independence, the more jobs can be created as well. Society is structured this way. If it were not for the rich who don’t do much housework themselves, many other people would not fill the need for the outsourcing of home maintenance and repair.

The increase in population requires more “niches” to be uncovered and inhabited in order to provide survival capabilities. It requires more and more outsourcing of independence towards increasing co-dependence. The level of co-dependence is correlated with division into specialization. We specialize more and more, covering smaller and smaller aspects of societal functionality. Currently with our co-dependence, the more independence and self-sustaining freedom people gain, the less survivability people have within that system who are still co-dependent. Ex: if everyone did their own yard work, many people would be without a job, no money, low survivability.

In society, we all perform a function to receive a credit note that will be accepted by others who also put in time to sell a good or service and receive credit notes themselves. We outsource growing food, gathering water, sanitation, construction, health, education and the overall “laws” of conduct in society. We don’t do very much ourselves except act as a component (cog) in a larger system (machine) that has reciprocal benefits from the co-dependent condition we live in. It provides many comforts and conveniences. It is efficient. Efficient in terms of systems management, but maybe not so much in terms of individuality, authenticity, and alignment with Truth and Morality. It keeps us locked into the illusory attachments and distractions that we become accustomed to. Cars, electricity, computers, TV, entertainment, etc.

People have a hard time to escape the clutches of the system and machine because they are made co-dependent upon it, in physical living as well as emotional, intellectual and psychological living. The secondary level of reality (perceptual) we live in is created for us by society. It’s hard to break free from the mind control, let alone see it for what it is.

Society and Jobs

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  • “But rather than allowing a massive reduction of working hours to free the world’s population to pursue their own projects, pleasures, visions, and ideas, we have seen the ballooning not even so much of the “service” sector as of the administrative sector, up to and including the creation of whole new industries like financial services or telemarketing, or the unprecedented expansion of sectors like corporate law, academic and health administration, human resources, and public relations. And these numbers do not even reflect on all those people whose job is to provide administrative, technical, or security support for these industries, or for that matter the whole host of ancillary industries (dog-washers, all-night pizza deliverymen) that only exist because everyone else is spending so much of their time working in all the other ones.”

    “Real, productive workers are relentlessly squeezed and exploited. The remainder are divided between a terrorised stratum of the, universally reviled, unemployed and a larger stratum who are basically paid to do nothing, in positions designed to make them identify with the perspectives and sensibilities of the ruling class (managers, administrators, etc) – and particularly its financial avatars – but, at the same time, foster a simmering resentment against anyone whose work has clear and undeniable social value.”

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