The fracturing of our always-on mythology

In my part of the world, the days are getting longer. I can feel the kiss of summer. There is a yearning to get out. To move. To embrace the day. 

I love this time of year. Not too hot. Still able to sit in the sun and enjoy its warmth.

Our soul yearns to be in rhythm with the seasons as they turn. Our Western lifestyle refuses to consider this.

Always on. Always on.

It is impossible to maintain. For any living thing.

I wonder if we humans will reach a time when we look back at what we are doing now. Our models of production, capitalism and work for a living are not designed to stop under any circumstances.

We consider the cycle to be one of working hard, always on, for forty or fifty years and then stopping. Statistically, they die within three years after retirement.

I love the exploration of a four-day workweek as the beginning of the fracturing of our always-on mythology.

There might be a deeper exploration into an honouring of the cycles and how this might contribute to better real work, productivity and creativity.

My mentor Bucky Fuller, considered that up to 80% of our work currently is obnoxico. Work that does not contribute to the increased well-being of Earth, society and all her creatures. The administrator of the administrator.

Considering everything, the model we currently work with reflects humanity’s immaturity.

Photo Taken September 15th 2023