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    Quote Originally Posted by chachamaru View Post
    are we meant to work?
    Who decides what we are "meant" to do?
    "We grow up thinking that beliefs are something to be proud of, but they're really nothing but opinions one refuses to reconsider. Beliefs are easy. The stronger your beliefs are, the less open you are to growth and wisdom, because "strength of belief" is only the intensity with which you resist questioning yourself. As soon as you are proud of a belief, as soon as you think it adds something to who you are, then you've made it a part of your ego."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lateralus View Post
    Who decides what we are "meant" to do?
    It's all opinions. Take a shot.
    a cat is fine too

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    Oh, I think that was his opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by disregard View Post
    Oh, I think that was his opinion.
    Oooh...
    a cat is fine too

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    Some people are lucky enough to find a labour of love and the rest of us have to work. You can work less if you are willing to do things like
    -Get off the grid (generate your own electricity/heat etc)
    -Say no to modern conveniences and entertainment (TV, phone, car, cable, insurance, eating out, consumer goods, fashion etc)
    -Find a cheap living situation or be homeless
    -Welfare/food stamps?
    -Marry Rich
    -Win the lottery
    -Stowaway to an abandoned tropical island...but you still have to hunt/gather etc. but it has meaning and purpose. Most jobs disconnect all that.

    The system is designed to make you work and debt is slavery. Those who "create" the money profit the most, while adding the least production and value.

    I agree on your 25% of life disappointment and always want more ME time and wish I had work/career/my own business that I enjoy. Someday I will figure it out.

    Just imagine what it was like when people worked as children for 12 hrs a day 6 days a week in sweat factories and coal mines, before labor laws or the suffering during the great depression. We are still pretty lucky to have what we have if you compare. I do wish we had Europe's liberal vacation policies though. Some people even like menial jobs. I admire and respect that in some ways. Most of us are conditioned to want more more more and end up unhappy.
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    There's always home invasions and pawnshops.

    Unless pawnbrokers quit working.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chachamaru View Post
    It's all opinions. Take a shot.
    What we are "meant" to do is irrelevant. What is relevant is that you require food and shelter to survive. The most efficient way of obtaining food and shelter is to get a job that pays you money so you can buy them. There are other ways to obtain food and shelter, but they are more difficult for most people. You are free to take another path if it suits you. If you should feel anything, you should feel fortunate that you live in a time and in a society where survival is not a daily struggle.
    "We grow up thinking that beliefs are something to be proud of, but they're really nothing but opinions one refuses to reconsider. Beliefs are easy. The stronger your beliefs are, the less open you are to growth and wisdom, because "strength of belief" is only the intensity with which you resist questioning yourself. As soon as you are proud of a belief, as soon as you think it adds something to who you are, then you've made it a part of your ego."

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    There must be a different way...
    a cat is fine too

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    Working is fine if done as to provide the means to some type of end, whatever it may be, but some people get so caught up in the concept of simply working and earning money, that they eventually lose sight of what the purpose for doing this actually is. I'm personally of the belief that I should work only as hard as necessary as to sustain myself in whatever fashion I deem appropriate, with anything else clouding me of the my end, which is maximizing the amount of time left over for using as I see fit. Money aids in establishing a false sense of security, and is generally used to distract us with nothing more than temporal pleasures.

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    Work is essential. No one ever has food on their table that wasn't brought it by means other than work. Someone has to work to get it.

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