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Corona As Indication to Employment -- Speech

Updated: Jul 28, 2021

(Original text:)

Citizens of the world,

I'd like to welcome you all to my first Philosocom speech in my new apartment, where I hope to live the majority of my days, where I can better express myself, in the Israeli countryside, afar from the inhuman alienation and noise of the metropolis.

In this speech I'd like to express my probably-controversial thoughts about the relations between the globally-relevant COVID19 issue and what its influence could say about professions and their actual necessity. Of course, I am referring to jobs as function-fulfilling, and not unemployment-reducing.

I believe the Corona virus has a lot to say on how much we actually need many jobs whom we demand their service repeatedly. Culture, entertainment, recreation, decoration, luxuries -- all are examples to employment sectors that were severely damaged by the unexpected virus quarantine.

To put in shortly -- the virus can serve as a form of test, as to what we actually need and what is best discarded, by forcing ourselves to isolate from what many of us have formerly defined as common things in our lives, with an emphasis on certain fields who have severely suffered from the virus.

Thus, a new perspective should be considered -- what if all this increase in unemployment, is but a result of a financial process of natural selection, of finally witnessing a potentially-distinguishing between the necessity and unnecessity of the duties available to job seekers? Do we actually need theatres, ball rooms, jewellery stores, cinemas, bowling alleys, massive stadiums, art museums and so forth? Sure, they create jobs, but what if these buildings actually bring more waste than benefit, especially when we can satisfy ourselves within the walls of our homes?

If we wish to learn optimally from all of this, we should also consider the possibility of the fact that many of the jobs we will return to, once this period in humanity's history will end, many of them are too unproductive to be necessity beyond feeding on the hunger, pain and lust of your consumers, as COVID forces them to live without your once-used services.

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Tomasio A. Rubinshtein, Philosocom's Founder & Writer

I am a philosopher from Israel, author of several books in 2 languages, and Quora's Top Writer of the year 2018. I'm also a semi-hermit who has decided to dedicate his life to writing and sharing my articles across the globe. Several podcasts on me, as well as a radio interview, have been made since my career as a writer. More information about me can be found here.

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