The Renewal of Social Life

Just go with me for a minute.

What if you were paid based upon what you needed to live, instead of what you were capable of producing? What if you were paid for your time, your effort, your will, instead of an assumed agreement of the value of your work or the extent of your knowledge and education? What if the first chair violinist was held above the second chair violinist in musicianship, but both were offered identical salary?

Would you change your job? Would you work at all? How much would you work? Would you separate work and life? What you would create? Would it change the way you imagined “what you needed to live.” Would you view your coworkers differently? Would your dreams change?

 “A healthy social life is found only,
when in the mirror of each soul
the whole community finds its reflection,
and when in the whole community,
the virtue of each one is living.”

 Rudolf Steiner, Anthroposophy, Volume II, “Reordering of Society, the Fundamental Social Law.”


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