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The False Duality Between "Job" And "Service"

On Jul 11, 2017 Margaret wrote:

But when we are in the "paid in dollars" service economy, I ask that we use that "status" to bring awareness to the fact that (for far too long now) we have been pretending to ourselves that this is the only work force that matters--that worth is equatable with the size of a paycheck and the commercial prestige of a job title.  Consequently, we have come to hold MBA's in higher esteem than social workers, and (if they're lucky enough to be employed) social workers as more prestigious than unpaid parents or caregivers to the elderly.  Thanks to unfettered capitalism, the market economy has been usurping the values of human community--and wreaking havoc on our relationships with each other and with the planet.   The contributions that are Truly made when we recognize that caring and nurturing have been vastly undervalued (especially in the last couple decades) and now need deep & sincere recognition  are perhaps beyond our wildest dreams.  But as Charles Eisenstein says, this is the coming world that our hearts know is  possible.  If you haven't read his recent book , "The More Beautiful Wirld Thst Our Hearts Know is Possible", please do.🙏🏼

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