I choose to run because I see the vision. Others see it too, but they are rare. It’s about making real the possible so it replaces the “what is.”
There are as many passions as there are people on the planet. Not everyone, once freed from earning a living, will become painters and musicians or poets. Some people will still want to start companies, invent things, work the land, conserve the environment. No. You don’t have to “motivate” people to do this work by restricting necessities and forcing people to be “productive” so they can “earn” those things.
The future we believe is possible, the one that is beyond money and scarcity must come at the same time as a revolution of the human condition.
If people really were “shaping their own destiny” in capitalism they would not be working office jobs, pushing paper and counting FRNs, rubles or rupees, working manufacturing jobs assembling cheap shit people don’t want or need except for the capitalist propaganda (called marketing) that makes them think they need it, digging mines and making weapons to kill other human beings. They would be following their PASSIONS, their spirit-inspired path to their greater JOY. Yes, some would do things that look like ordinary work, but life on the planet would be far more extraordinary than it is.