Everyone who has gone from not winning to winning knows that “not winning” only becomes “losing” the moment one gives up. It’s hard not giving up when all seems lost, or when the goal is enormous and you hit mutiple not-wins.
When I first read this piece, I thought OMG, there are people operating in this process who have the power to destroy Copiosis before it starts. The system they’ve corrupted to fleece governments, communities, etc., seemed above the law. Ultra powerful. For a moment I was scared. But then I realized something.
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.