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Infinitas Sun, Nov 20, 2011
I agree that the world owes no one anything. All life on this planet has struggled for survival over hundreds of millennia for the necessities of life. Just because humans have a more evolved consciousness, does that mean we don't have to abide by the same global sovereignty from which we were born?

Once people have these basics, it shifts the priorities of life. If you don't have to work, you will only do work that you choose. Pointless jobs disappear. Petty crime reduces.

With people focused only on creative, technical, scientific, humanitarian, and business pursuits, imagine the explosion of value on society with everyone focusing on pushing society forward - and having the means to do it because they are not held back by the shackles of a pointless job.

What do you consider a pointless job? Toll worker, janitor, actor, petroleum engineer? While it would be grand to have to not have to work, and only pursue creative, technical, scientific, humanitarian, and business dreams, someone's still going to have to clean the toilets, and since humanity has just passed the 7 billion mark, there's more shit than ever.

How about the people who don't know what they want to pursue? There are many people like that today that would prefer to sit and watch the tube, than take a risk and create a new meme. It's comfortable, safe, and hey, if I get food, water and shelter for nothing while other people are actually working, willingly, to pay for their own food, house and water, they are the fools, no?

While directing our society to something greater than itself is graceful and sublime, I think the only way we can do it is by leaving no man behind. We need to evolve together... help each other evolve together. That's the only way we are going to get everyone to push society forward.

"I think that all the powers of soul and of mind of good people, who wish to be of service to men, should be directed to that end. When that is accomplished, all else will be accomplished too."
-Leo Tolstoy