OK -- but how can we have a world where people can live their lives with what they need, fulfilled by their work, joined with their communities? You tell me. Basics are: healthcare, housing, dignified work, and ? other things. As an artist I always felt like society wanted what I could give, but they didn't value it -- "Paint this mural, teach art to our children, but do it for free because we know you like to do it. What do you mean you have to pay rent?" I felt outside society, and disrespected by society, because I had to have a "real" job, then go home and do my work -- painting. Society thought working as a waitress was a valuable contribution, but being an artist was not.
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