In the 1930s, economist John Keynes predicted that with the evolution of technology and production his grandchildren would only be working 15-hours per week.
So why is it that we spend (interesting word spend) 8 hours per day, 5 days per week, for 40+ years?
When are we to realize the flaw in this system.
There is a reason that mental health continues to rise. That amidst all of the progress we have made in medicine, technology, the internet, with food, clean water, shelter…we still is missing something.
That feeling of being connected to something bigger than ourselves. That feeling gives us purpose. It makes us feel larger than life and boosts us to dive deeper into hard, emotional work.
Where did it go wrong? 40 years of deregulation with a great recession and now a global pandemic hasn’t helped us going forward.
The 40-year slog isn’t about getting to the finish line and THEN we can start enjoying life.
Life begins each day, make it count.
HT John Keynes