Hey there Paul, thanks for writing mate. I totally agree with you on this one. My old man is retiring next year at the age of 66 and I think he and other baby boomers are waking up to the reality that they’ve spent their healthiest years working and feeling unfulfilled. I really believe that the impetus we put on paid work is deeply harmful to our collective psyche, particularly now with the casualisation of the workforce and the uncertainty around securing a stable job. With the onset of the fourth industrial revolution, in the coming decades I think we are going to undergo a rather sudden and perhaps traumatic paradigm shift in relation to how we view leisure time and work (which I’ve written about it here if you’re interested). My only hope is that we can redirect our energies away from working in meaningless jobs and towards improving ourselves and the communities in which we reside. Peace.

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