Why people work?

Essay by aston_martin81B, April 2006

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Try to imagine how you would fill in 24 hours a day, every day, if you didn't have to work. There you go - off to the beach in summer, the movies in winter, watch T.V. on rainy days, go skating or horse riding, read a lot of books or magazines, sleep . . .

But would you?

Where would the money come from to pay your bus fares, to get into the movies, to buy your T.V. or to pay for the electricity, or buy your skates and books?

Let's say that money grew on trees, and that no-one had to worry about that "small" problem. Now you can do all those things... right?

Probably not, because if no-one had to worry about earning money, then who would bother driving your bus to the beach - for that matter, who would bother building your bus, or making your movies, skates, books, etc.?

Why would they have to?

What you'd probably end up doing would be spending most of your time out in the fields growing your own food, or looking after your cows for milk and meat, your sheep for clothing, growing bamboo for the walls of your humpy.

Why would you need to do this? Because no-one else would need to do it to earn money, because money grew on trees - right?

Obviously, money in that sort of society doesn't really exist, and is of no value to the people...

So, in our society, is MONEY is the NUMBER ONE reason for working ! ! ! ???

A lot of people might agree with this statement, but is money the main reason why so many people spend so much of their time working?

Surely work gives us other things as well as money?

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