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There is only one goal. That is to be whole again.

There is only one goal. That is to be whole again. How human beings live and work determines whether they remain whole or are split. ...

11/23/09

What makes us work? We need to satisfy some basic needs in order to live. Let us call them x. We also want more than the basic survival needs in most cases. However at that point the variety of what we want is endless. Some people want more for their children, both materially and emotionally. Others want to explore their histories by delving into the past of their community, their race, and participating in activities that promote that. Still others look into the infinite future and seek comfort in faith, or relationships, social institutions that may extend further than individual human lives. A small portion of people simply want maximum profit. Whatever the desires may be beyond the basic level necessary for survival, they are many. We may call these y. So the basic motivation to work comes down to x + y.

Economics has traditionally defined y in terms of profit maximization. However there is no reason why that has to be so. There are really endless possibilities.

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