Autopilot, by Andrew Smart (Chapter 1)

Chapter 1: That Loathsome Monster Idleness The previous chapter set the stage for the rest of the book in a fairly interesting and engaging way, let’s look at how Smart follows up on that effort. First, Smart talks about the history of our attitudes towards idleness all around the world. From the attitudes stemming from…

Workaholism and Mental Health

The topic of mental health and work is no stranger to this site as I’ve discussed it a few times either personally or more generally. A particular phenomenon within work itself however, workaholism, hasn’t really been discussed (surprisingly) and certainly not in any detail when it comes to its correspondence to various mental health issues.…

Work- What is it Good for?, by Nick Ford

Work -What is it good for? Presented at AltExpo #13 “Lucky” 6/22/13 Introduction Imagine spending most of your life in one place, context or situation. This situation is typically tedious, repetitive, and requires little skill. Economically speaking, it wouldn’t be too far to say that you’ve been forced into this situation. In this situation you…