JOBS OR WORK?
Which Is More Productive For The Future?
Our society has been based on individuals having jobs for survival for a very long time. The terms “get a job” or “find a job” sounds very intimidating and puts somewhat of a negative spin on the terms, at least to me. That is probably one reason why I had so many jobs before I decided to go into business for myself so long ago.
Over the past few years, I have written many blogs about jobs and work. I have taught how “to get a job” and given out the same tired lists of how to: do’s and don’ts” that we have all seen for many years. I have looked up Webster’s Definition of these words and found these and similar words on Wikipedia. These terms and ideas have been part of my life as long as I can recall. So I am thrilled to see fresh perspectives that might be just the new way we should think about how “jobs and work“ fit into our lives.
The following interview is very interesting and, as we are reconsidering so many things in our lives today, there are many positive ideas and information that can be gleamed from the article and radio program. Hearing what can be done and Mrs. Boggs’ visions for our future, is inspirational and helps us consider what can be accomplished together.
Grace Lee Boggs — Becoming Detroit: Reimagining Work, Food, and Community | On Being
“The continuing jobs crisis is an opportunity to go beyond protest organizing for more jobs and begin imagining work that frees us from being the appendages to machines that we have become because of our dependence on jobs.
Instead of looking to politicians for programs that will provide millions of jobs, we need to encourage the creation of work that not only produces goods and services but develops our skills, protects our environment and lifts our spirits.”
When we begin to realize that together we can make a difference in what we are seeing around us, our lives do not seem so hopeless. Jobs offer solutions that are based on dependency of controllers outside of ourselves. If we really want to find solutions to our issues, we must look inside ourselves, which may make us look at our daily lives differently.
We all have skills, talents, passions, desires and happy, useful ways to spend our time. Can you give the world something that is specifically you? Sharing our talents for a common purpose is work that can bring more joy to ourselves and others. Making a difference in our world is something that we all can do to create the world we want to see emerge around us.
I have also included this video for you of the trailer to
“American Revolution: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs”:
Thanks for reading.
Best Wishes For A Great Day!