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Is There Anything That Working Less Does Not Solve?

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4 points · 6 months ago

In a recent poll conducted among working women, German researchers even quantified the “perfect day.” The largest share of minutes (106) would go toward “intimate relationships.” At the bottom of the list were “work” (36), and “commuting” (33).

In what kind of dystopia would we have to spend as much time commuting to work as working?

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2 points · 6 months ago

Depends on what you care about and whether you believe that work is always rewarded proportionately.

If you care about reality and human happiness, the answer is no.

What we are finding is that a terrifyingly large portion of our species is psychotic narcissists like Patrick Bateman.

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