Comment: It's hard for me to understand my own thought processes...

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It's hard for me to understand my own thought processes...

let alone explain them, sometimes, but I think what I meant was that we have been conditioned to think that jobs are great, that people really want to work. To some degree work is soul-satisfying, but for the most part people work for the tangible rewards. In China people working in factories are more slaves than employees. Their civilization got along just fine for 5000 years without the recent industrialization and all the 'opportunities' it has provided the citizens. The pharaoh of Egypt provided plenty of jobs to the Israelites but it was no benefit to them either.

Is he right? Is he wrong? I don't know. The video came up randomly on youtube, I clicked it, it was interesting, I brought it here suspecting it wouldn't fly so well. But at least we're talking and thinking.

:)

even Teddy Roosevelt disdained pandas