If you didn’t have to work for sustenance, what work would you do for gratification?
We Americans who are desperately hoping our country can be restored understandably have a fairly short focus these days. We want to get through the presidential elections without losing any semblance of the country the framers of the Declaration had in mind. But if we are successful; if Donald Trump wins the election and keeps his promises…what then?
We will need some time for basic restoration and recovery. But what might that brighter future path look like a little way down the road?
If people like Corey Goode (http://spherebeingalliance.com/) are to be believed, in ten years or so we might find ourselves with virtually all of our practical needs met without any sort of significant labor. In other words, we might have StarTrek-style replicators, unlimited free energy and seemingly magical health solutions, with all things necessary for life available in abundance. The technology that will enable us to live in seemingly effortless abundance already exists; it has simply been hidden. I realize that idea may be a stretch for some. Please study up and form your own opinions. But for the sake of the concepts I’m considering here, let’s say that hard labor is very soon no longer going to be a necessary way of life.
What might life look like in such circumstances?
We don’t really have to look terribly far to find out. The people of Hawaii pre-western colonization are a beautiful example. They had all their physical needs met with ample time left to pursue arts like, as Kauilapele wrote in his blog (https://kauilapele.wordpress.com/2016/01/07/clifford-kapono-1-5-16-what-hawaiian-history-and-economic-books-are-not-telling-you/), surfing.
So, yes, it is possible for people to live — well — without money. Let that sink in for a minute…
Do you need an example a little closer to home? In the film The Songcatcher (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Songcatcher) many of the Appalachians were completely self-sufficient, and living off the land without the presumed benefit of money. Money is construct, mostly used to control people and funnel resources to a privileged few at the top of some Babylonian magik pyramid somewhere (hence the pyramid on the USD).
Adam in the Garden did not need to work for sustenance. He and Eve had the Tree of Life and lots of other fruits they could eat. But Adam worked anyway. He classified and categorized all the animals, and cared for all the plants. Ian Clayton even believes the animals were all formless when they came to Adam, and Adam’s imagination gave them their unique characteristics. Work, yes, and a rather challenging project, but darn fun work, I bet.
So, back to my initial question: If you didn’t have to work for sustenance, what work would you do for gratification?
I think this is an important question for this time. Because great transitions are waiting in the wings of history. While it’s true that we as humanity might corporately be circling the drain of cosmic failure, ruin and obscurity, it is also true that if we make a few correct decisions we will be transcending stars. [And for Christian friends, I submit to you that, though I am using different words than what we Christians normally use, I am describing the positive outcome of THE REVELATION OF CHRIST, which is a return to an Eden-like existence in the New Jerusalem.]
So how would you use your time if you didn’t have the constraints of physical need? I’m not referring to playing golf or other games as retired people do. I’m thinking more of the sort of creative expression Adam found in investigating / forming the animals, and the sort of inventive activity with which Thomas Jefferson was employed during winters on his farm (he invented about as many gadgets as Benjamin Franklin https://senselist.com/2006/10/27/12-things-thomas-jefferson-invented/ ).
What would you grow? What would you cook? What would you write? What would you say? What would you paint? Whom would you heal? Whom would you comfort?
Will you give this a little thought now? Because some day in the not-too-distant-future you may wake up in a house off the grid, with free and unlimited energy, plenty of clean water, a self-sustaining garden, a replicator that can make anything you need, an anti gravity vehicle that can take you anywhere (ANYWHERE) you want to go, and plenty of time.
So, what work will you do for gratification?