Why do we work?


The late, great Japanese natural farmer, Masanobu Fukuoka once wrote:

“I do not particularly like the word ‘work’. Human beings are the only animals who have to work, and I think that is the most ridiculous thing in the world. Other animals make their livings by living, but people work like crazy, thinking that they have to in order to stay alive.”

You might argue that we ‘need’ to work in order to pay mortgages and buy food etc, but that’s surely just the system we are currently in… It wasn’t always this way, and needn’t be in the future either, however we would have to change our expectations drastically!


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