The post “Cultivating kind actions — ETHICS — #3 Earning one’s living by producing socially valued things.”
Creating things of value for the other members of our society is an important component of being a human being. From conception to birth, through childhood, we as individuals are totally dependent upon the charity of other members of our society. As adolescents, we begin to learn how to be productive for our family and community and as adults we take on the responsibilities of nurturing a family of our own as part of a community. Then as middle-aged people, some of us assume responsible actions for our whole community, and some become seers into the future needs of the whole world of humans and communicate goals for creating a permanently sustainable world for us as individuals and as a society.
We live in a world where we are only animals if we are not socialized humans.