In the animal world, survival is concerned with 4 main things. They’ve been referred to as the “Four F’s of Survival”: Fleeing, Fighting, Feeding, and Fuc….or the physical act of reproducing our species.
However, down the line, when we got all industrial and shit, our career and work quickly began taking over as our form of survival.
We don’t work = we don’t get paid = we don’t eat = we die.
So, by some clever reduction, we’ve put work at the top of the totem pole. And now we believe that:
I don’t work = I die.
Way back when, we didn’t have to worry about jobs. We hunted, slept, gathered, slept, migrated, slept, had sex, had babies, slept, hunted, gathered, and on it goes.
Now, we have this thing called “jobs” that have infiltrated our survival responses to the point where we no longer sleep, we buy our food pre-made, we barely have sex, and we barely raise our own children.
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