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"People want to work" is a deceptive statement.

Mostly ppl want to be engaged and feel like they've accomplished something. We don't want to "work" in the sense it's used today, and I feel like even using that terminology is risky concession to protestant work=virtue ethics.
Bc ultimately, comfort is not immoral. A life spent meaningfully is not immoral. A life spent connecting with community and each other is not immoral.

We know this to be true. Bc not only our art but our most powerful obviously aspire to it.
We gaslight ourselves. Deeply. Incessantly.

I've had jobs I enjoyed, but real talk, I don't think I always needed to be in the office 8 hours a day to perform them!
And of course, there are jobs I would love to do and I feel qualified to do which I *cannot acquire*. Work in our society isn't even production focused at the higher end, it's SURVIVAL focused.
"Find meaning" or "be useful" are, at present, luxuries compared to "eke out your ration of socially accepted purchasing power."
I have a well paying job, but I don't find it *satisfying* much. It's something I do to earn purchasing power. And our society has a vast amount of capital and assets available to it!

We should frame UBI as giving people freedom, and that's valuable in itself.
That freedom may let some people engage creatively. It may let others find their passion. It may let others pursue community life or caring for friends and loved ones.

That's so much more valuable than just "work."
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