I think our society as a whole needs to trend back toward quality of life as a goal.
I’ve always gone pretty much my own way when it came to making a living. The few times I’ve worked for the man the oppressiveness became overwhelming and I’d have to quit.
There are a lot of people who believe we should all buck up and be productive members of society.
I believe we live in an age of corporate servitude. More and more production is expected for less compensation. This is why we are going through a jobless recovery.
I’ve worked for the last 7 years as a courier. It’s a classic contracted position. I am theoretically self-employed. I pay my own taxes. I’ve never had a vacation and I’ve never been able to afford a sick day. If I don’t do as they ask, I don’t get paid. I am not my own boss!
It’s an employer’s market. Companies hire part time so they don’t have to pay benefits. I’ve applied for positions only to discover they pay half what they did 5 years ago.
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There are actually ways to determine social happiness. The first World Map of Happiness has been published by scholars from the
The US Declaration of Independence clearly points out "certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life,
I hope Europeans stand firm in their commitment to enjoy life.