Our brains literally evolved to NOT pay attention to boring stuff
We are forced to do boring things because that keeps other folks wealthy
The reason why you want to do hobbies all day is that you were supposed to be an artisan
Artisans were once seen to be the clearest sign of civilisation, not a burden
We have enough food now that all humanity could master the lyre
But we have chosen coin
and coin does not sing
@RobinHood We have not chosen coin; coin was chosen for us, millennia ago.
I cannot be its end, but I can at least try to compensate for many of its mistakes and abuses.
Also… we do have a lot of food. Distribution is a problem, yes, but we already have a _lot_ of international food distribution. And even if we didn't, we have pretty good agricultural technology by now; it would require using resources differently, but I'm pretty sure humanity could get enough food to nearly everyone.
Fortunately, enough people *enjoy* that kind of thing that we don't have to force them. We just let them do it! Smiles all round.
> Also, I was curious if you had numbers on how much food is actually being produced per month.
Food waste figures aren't hard to find. Also, we *do* have at least enough food to support the number of people currently alive. “We have enough” seems accurate to me.
Unfortunately someone still has to do that boring stuff. I've always had the dream of a society where we could do the things that interested us and we took turns at doing that boring stuff.
@RobinHood I sympathize with what you're saying but I don't think it's precisely that simple. I mean, the reason we have such an immense food production is precisely because of the industrial food industry.
extremely silly joke
@RobinHood but now it can! with SingCoin, the brand new cryptocurrency from your favorite scammers uhhh i mean entrepreneurs! every SingCoin emits a unique tune based on its algorithmic position on the blockchain, which is totally real and definitely exists. SingCoin can be traded for a bag of flaming dog turds left on your doorstep any time of day or night. invest today!