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Hedonism VS Duty - the ultimate quandary?
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Hedonism VS Duty - the ultimate quandary?
Beer VS good work...I struggle TBH, perhaps a middle ground exists??? I'm on beer number nine now after two shifts working with genetically "disadvantaged" people, me on minimum wage. Sometimes I feel like saying "FUCK THIS SELFISH PSYCHO TORY GOV!!!" So we have this.
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Hedonism VS Duty - the ultimate quandary?
(12-21-2023, 10:59 PM)Dexta Wrote: Beer VS good work...I struggle TBH, perhaps a middle ground exists??? I'm on beer number nine now after two shifts working with genetically "disadvantaged" people, me on minimum wage. Sometimes I feel like saying "FUCK THIS SELFISH PSYCHO TORY GOV!!!" So we have this.
I think the real problem is the mindless worship of work as the greatest good in a person's life (independent of how interesting or properly compensated) and the denigration of leisure like it is some kind of vice.

In a just world, the massive productivity gains provided by technology since the 1970s should have been equitably distributed instead of just to the rich fucks, and then most of us would be working 10 hours a week for twice the $ we earned 50 years ago. However instead of living our best lives we are wage slaves because almost all the gains went to the people who already had way more than enough to meed their needs.
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Hedonism VS Duty - the ultimate quandary?
(12-21-2023, 10:59 PM)Dexta Wrote: Beer VS good work...I struggle TBH, perhaps a middle ground exists??? I'm on beer number nine now after two shifts working with genetically "disadvantaged" people, me on minimum wage. Sometimes I feel like saying "FUCK THIS SELFISH PSYCHO TORY GOV!!!" So we have this.

You are in the wrong job.  I don't doubt your desire to help people, but you should find another way that doesn't cause you to drink 9 beers a day.  I've been there, done that.  Back in the 70s I was working in a department store at minimum wage.  I felt so miserable, I drank after work and sometimes before.  I kited checks just to get beer.  But a friend saw more in me than department store work and suggested I take some govt and commercial exams.  

I scored great for office work everywhere (you never know until you try).  I got a good job (and a big increase in pay) and discovered I had some skills I didn't know about.  Made a career.  And went from a lot of beers to a glass of wine with dinner.  Because I was a happier person.

I retired as the Voice Telecommunication Manager in a Federal agency. And it started by taking some tests and getting a temp job. Good things can come from being willing to try new things.
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