Losing one's job (while being lucky enough to have some savings to go on) is the best way to understand how much time and energy menial jobs take out of one's life. To me, it feels like a rehab, like regaining some long lost ability or skill. The urge to create grows stronger as I get back to writing, reading, thinking, all while feeling a new energy that makes me want to run, excercise, improve... It feels amazing, though I know, in the back of my head, this can't last.
@Antanicus I agree 100%.
I lost my job once when I was younger and I realized that. I needed the money back then because I wanted to leave my parents' house.
After some time I got a new job, a much better one and long time later I decided to leave it because of many reasons (ethical reasons and stuff) but also because I wanted to feel free again and I wanted to recover my life.
"Next time you read a a work of SF ask yourself whether the protagonists have a healthy work/life balance. ... What is this thing called a job, and what is it doing in my post-scarcity interplanetary future? Why is this side-effect of carbon energy economics clogging up my post-climate-change world? Where does the concept of a paid occupation whereby individuals auction some portion of their lifespan to third parties as labour in return for money come from historically?"
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