“Standard parenting/teaching/employment involves an external authority telling you to do stuff – and lots of it. Studying, to start with, and then work. Too much of it, and usually of the wrong sort (not your true calling). Laziness is the natural rebellion against that. “Unjobbing means ignoring that voice, and letting that voice slowly disappear.
Tag: life beyond jobs
It’s been many months since my last update here. I still keep up the Facebook page a bit more frequently, but since I’ve been getting a few e-mail queries lately about the status of this blog, I should be clear about the reason for the lack of updates. Most of my limited writing time is
I’ve just finished reading Charles Eisenstein‘s inspiring new book, The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible. It is every bit as brilliant as 2011’s Sacred Economics, and I recommend it just as highly. In lieu of a new blog post from me – I’m working on several, but none are ready yet –
[Recently, on the Facebook page associated with this blog, a quote I posted from Charles Eisenstein spawned a fascinating and friendly discussion with two of my readers. I thought it deserved a wider audience than it would get if I left it buried in a Facebook comment thread, so with the permission of the participants,
Buckminster Fuller has been an inspiration to me for many years. This provocative quote (from New York Magazine, 1970) generated lively discussion on Facebook. I like to think that Bucky would approve of me posting it here. What were you thinking about before somebody came along and told you that you had to earn a
I’d like to see us re-define success as having more to do with people and their values, and less to do with profits or climbing the corporate ladder. I’d like to see a world where we are less relentlessly driven by the pursuit of job growth, impressive stock portfolios, the “bottom line” and