Originally Posted by Prinie
What are you asking again?
I love writing and that is work. But it's work I enjoy and so it's a pleasure to do. Money, status, etc have its place. It can open doors for you that perhaps weren't available to you prior but it's no good if you amass these things, do nothing with them and still lack joy. That's my take. It just rots and fades.
Add: It does seem logical that the world needs workers and so on some level it makes sense. But I can't really respond to that. I do know that if you are doing something you enjoy and you push yourself in this area, "LoA" or whatever seems to take natural effect.
Here is what I am asking. Do people really believe that the LoA could allow everyone to manifest a life of "retirement," such that no one would expend labor in a market-based way (i.e.
, "work")? For example, suppose that everyone had the same desire (not realistic, but just work with the hypothetical): to sit by the resort hotel pool all day and drink margaritas. Now hold that thought. Imagine a world of perfect "manifesters" who manifested sitting around glamorous waterfall-pools all day drinking margaritas. Who would work? Who would clean the pool? Who would wash the towels on the lounge chairs? Who would make the margaritas? Who would clean the resort hotel rooms? Who would wait tables in the 5-star restaurant? Robots could, but they are not here yet.
I hear people on this forum ask questions like: "How can I manifest millions without 'working' for it?" When people pursue the LoA, in order to manifest a "retired" life of abundance and ease, it just makes me ask the utilitarian philosopher's question: if everyone
manifested that same outcome, then who would work? That is my question. My answer was similar to yours: work is play, and when we enjoy what we do, then we manifest abundance, and the world doesn't come to a grinding halt because the paradigm allows for both: service/"work" + ease, fun, abundance.
As well, I would add that, realistically, not everyone will be a perfect intentional "manifester" of abundance and ease, so this utilitarian scenario doesn't really pose a problem. The functionality of our society almost relies
on the reality that not everyone will intentionally manifest abundance and ease, in a retired-life way, under the LoA. Some people can manifest a retired life of ease and "no work," and the world will still be filled with "workers," some who love their jobs by the pool, and others who wonder why they are "stuck" working. So, during this "uneven"-skills phase of our human development (and in the absence of cheap, abundant supplies of robots), there can be plenty of us on this website who manifest no need to "work," in order to received financial abundance.