In nature nothing is unemployed. Everything goes about it's work to take care of it's needs. Once their needs are met they rest.
Last week I went to a talk by Ted Trainer.
THE SIMPLER WAY:
WORKING FOR TRANSITION FROM CONSUMER SOCIETY TO
A SIMPLER, MORE COOPERATIVE, JUST AND ECOLOGICALLY SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY.
In Ted's talk the point was made that if there is anyone who is not actively employed then there is some serious faults in that community.
At an employment seminar some years ago I had the opportunity to ask the panel including ALP president (past president) and pickabox champion Barry Jones a question on employment on behalf of the Permaculture Hunter Group.
My question was "If we can teach people to provide for their needs through gardening, would we not eliminate or reduce unemployment?" Barry answered by saying that it happened in Lismore on the fringe of society - totally missing the point I am afraid. I still believe that employment is an activity that provides for your needs and the needs of your family and some of the most employed people on the planet are "stay at home mums"
|Chooks lead a life full of purpose. |
They are employed scratching. eating bugs and weeds. pooping and laying eggs.
Having purpose is what we need to be employed. We need a reason to do the things we should and from this comes the satisfaction which goes with being active in providing for your self and your family.
Lets work towards 100 percent employment by staying focused on the things that give us purpose and provide for our needs and the needs of those close to us.
Mark and Kate ( in collaboration ) xxxx