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A comment about human nature

Yakov writes in a comment:

Marxism in general and Soviet communism in particular are against the human nature, which is motivated by profit.

I agree that human nature is motivated by status competition and accumulation of resources, because that’s what was needed to survive and reproduce in pre-industrial times. Profit is sort of related to both of those things, so I think I understand what Yakov meant.

However, we need to acknowledge that human nature is at odds with the modern economy in which more goods than we know what do with are manufactured with minimal labor. We do need to train people to believe in something else other than status competition and accumulation of resources in order to survive into the future.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

June 7, 2016 at 11:49 am

Posted in Biology, Economics

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  1. Here is what I actually wrote:
    ‘Profit, perfection of workmanship, contributing to a greater cause are the essential ingredients of a motivated work force.’


    June 7, 2016 at 11:53 am

  2. There is another aspect to human nature; trying to get something for nothing. That’s why communism and it’s offshoots are perennially popular in spite of the constant real world results. The financial crisis in Venezuela? I doubted even one socialist was deterred by that failure.

    Mike Street Station

    June 7, 2016 at 12:03 pm

  3. Yes human beings are primarily motivated by status. Profit is the most common means which is why it is the preferred method of the proles. Intellect, education and the corresponding ideology are now the primary status signal for the overclass/inner party. It is inherently higher status for them to be smart because not everyone can be smart, but everyone now can pretend to be rich. SWPL culture is now rejecting big houses, cars and other gaudy fixtures. One could live in a small cabin or apartment and it does not matter as much as graduating from Harvard, and more importantly, getting invited back to speak (about anything). That does not mean that they don’t also want to make money, but the overt display of wealth is now a mark of the de classe. To go above and beyond riches, in the manner of the TOOS, is now the ultimate achievement. My how times change.


    June 7, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    • Good looks is one of the best indicators of status. Beautiful women is such a rare commodity, even in a place like New York City, and to a certain extent, Montreal.

      Why do I see a lot fee-mans? If they’re not overweight, I see big boned, wide back women, who are competing with men in the masculinity department. Did I also forget to mention the countless number of many American women with their croaky voices? How many times have you seen a remotely attractive woman, and she becomes a turnoff, after listening to the sound of her voice?

      It must be the diet that makes them screech!


      June 7, 2016 at 12:31 pm

      • You are misusing “commodity”


        June 7, 2016 at 2:10 pm

      • Good looks is indeed an indicator of status but primarily for the conservative leaning Optimate caste. As a rule a rich Republican man will marry the best looking woman who is willing to sleep with him. Consequently they will have strong, attractive and capable children (see the Romney and Trump families).

        My researches have concluded that this is not the case for the liberal leaning Brahmins. Upper class men who are liberal Democrats will often marry a woman who is their intellectual peer, often to the detriment of feminine allures. The result, if they have any children at all, is typically offspring that are weak, waifish and prone to odd infirmities. This could mean that nature never intended for them to procreate and that their genes are not worthy of passage.


        June 7, 2016 at 4:13 pm

      • The result, if they have any children at all, is typically offspring that are weak, waifish and prone to odd infirmities.

        They will be cannibalized first in the glorious, but demanding, post-apocalyptic warzone that is a few short weeks away.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        June 7, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    • Up to a point, of course. The present conundrum is that SWPL’s are graduating from the Ivies and embracing the pursuits of the wealthy without the funds to do so. It’s one thing to be a mildy successful novelist like Rick Moody (presumably an heir to the Moody’s rating service fortune, though this is not widely publicized), quite another to be the progeny of an upper middle class family with a few remaindered books to your name as middle age closes in.

      Seven sister’s alumni used to marry well, now they graduate from Harvard and go slumming in public relations:

      (links pasted here are not intended as personal attacks, just random examples of the phenomenon)

      The Shepherd

      June 8, 2016 at 5:22 am

  4. Good luck with that.


    June 7, 2016 at 12:11 pm

  5. Lion, as I write this I am enjoying a wonderful brunch at Brent’s deli, the best Jewish Deli on the West coast. The place is swarming with workers. Workers are needed to provide restaurant meals. I do not agree with you that human labor will be un needed in the future. If people lose their jobs in the factories and offices let them get jobs in hospitals and restaurants.


    June 7, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    • No one “needs” to eat at luxury full-service restaurants.

      • Brent’s is not a “luxury” restaurant. But the food is pretty good.

        Sgt. Joe Friday

        June 7, 2016 at 12:57 pm

      • No one “needs” anything that modern industrial civilization provides. We can survive perfectly well as hunter gatherers or subsistence farmers!


        June 7, 2016 at 2:27 pm

      • FWIW, if the population of this planet turned to subsistence farmers or hunter gatherers, the planet would look like the surface of the moon long before the population died off to a “sustainable” level. Your life depends on oil and large scale commercial agriculture


        June 9, 2016 at 8:56 am

    • There is no such thing as “needs.” There is only a downward sloping demand curve.

      Thin-Skinned Masta-Beta

      June 7, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    • Surviving as a hunter-gatherer wouldn’t be easy for those with myopia. At any rate a hunter-gatherer economy could only support a tiny fraction of the world’s population.


      June 8, 2016 at 2:29 pm

  6. And by the way lion, you may be wrong to assume most people are competing for status. My family is wealthy and we wear schleppy clothes and drive humble cars. We enjoy our money in private, we have no interest in status. For many of us spending money gives us utility in and of itself.


    June 7, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    • I know very well about the TOOS way of spending money.

      • Lion, you constantly say that humans are driven by status competition. You are mistaken. My family is driven to work hard at value creating activities by desire for money and private consumption. We never show off and never seek status. We are motivated by money not by status


        June 7, 2016 at 12:41 pm

      • “We are motivated by money not by status.”

        TOOS want to maintain their status vis-a-vis their fellow TOOS and care nothing about what proles or upper middles think of them. TOOS don’t need status symbols, they already know who is and isn’t one of them. The big event in their lives is the matriarch trying to arrange a marriage (business merger) with another TOOS family. Some probably want to self-actualize, but a lot just like getting drunk all day and traveling around (and sometimes playing golf). More of this set are alchoholics than you might otherwise think.


        June 8, 2016 at 2:05 am

    • ” My family is wealthy and we wear schleppy clothes and drive humble cars.” And send our kids to private schools and own lots of private land that we’ve put in a land-preservation trust. We also donate to many charities and have our own charity for the endangered tiger salamanders. We’ve gone on an African safari as eco tourists.

      Humble wealth is also status positioning.


      June 7, 2016 at 12:33 pm

      • and adopted two african orphans.

        E. Rekshun

        June 7, 2016 at 2:24 pm

      • …status WHORING.



        June 7, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    • He “may be wrong to assume most people are competing for status” because LOOKIT ME SPESHUL SNOWFLAKE. Great reasoning.


      June 7, 2016 at 1:55 pm

      • Yes, it’s sorta like being proud of one’s humility.


        June 8, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    • If you are motivated by money then you are not TOOS.


      June 7, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    • “My family is wealthy and we wear schleppy clothes and drive humble cars.”

      That, in itself, can be a sign of status. I’m thinking of the time a family friend’s wealthy real estate developer son showed up at Smith & Wollensky in a t-shirt and jeans and an old car and picked up dinner for his family and the rest of us at a table of 12.

      David Pinsen

      June 9, 2016 at 4:31 am

  7. You’re not going to unwire status competition any time in the next several tens of thousands of years.

    You can only create/encourage different and more socially useful kinds of status competition.

    So what would those be?

    Anon poor prole

    June 7, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    • Significant evolutionary change is possible in a few thousand years. It doesn’t necessarily require tens of thousands of years. However certainly not in anything like a human life-span.


      June 7, 2016 at 1:14 pm

  8. Each human is given a bucket. In his youth he determines how it ought be filled, through a combination of his natural inclinations and his social order. Resource acquisition was a great way to fill that bucket that typically could transcend class lines, but has been falling out of favor in this post scarcity economy. This is why seemingly preposterous holiness signaling is on the rise these last 60 years. How else would you fill your bucket? A postgraduate degree?


    June 7, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    • I know from experience that no one gives a **** if you have a graduate degree or even if you have three of them.

      • One of the most obvious markers in today’s status paradigm is your neighborhood of residence. The cost of housing is on the rise, and housing in SWPL neighborhoods is very expensive. Many attractive women in NYC, refuse to date a guy, who lives in a low status neighborhood.


        June 7, 2016 at 12:43 pm

      • Postgraduate degrees aren’t useful for signaling purposes?


        June 7, 2016 at 12:53 pm

      • I have two graduate degrees. While they haven’t, in and of themselves, led to a high income, they have earned me some noticeable respect, deference, and admiration as a smart person from my coworkers over the years (that’s from underlings, peers, and supervisors). I like to hear a coworker say, “Let’s see what Mr. Rekshun thinks about this…Let’s run this by Mr. Rekshun.”

        The degrees have also broadened my job opportunities across industries, and allowed my to escape a career as a code monkey.

        But, in reality, most grad degrees are really no big deal and can be viewed by a hiring manager as a negative. I’ve been inclined to omit them from my resume more than once; and I’ve advised a few coworkers, depending on their specific circumstances, to forego the time, effort, and cost.

        Though, on the other hand, my employer and related others now seem to be including “MBA or relevant masters degree preferred” in many white collar job postings. This is nothing but unnecessary creeping credentialism.

        My grad degrees have become increasingly valueless as my career winds down over the next few years. In fact, I never framed or hung them on the wall; they’re tucked in a box and stuffed at the top of a closet.

        E. Rekshun

        June 7, 2016 at 2:39 pm

      • There are more women raking up advance degrees than men.

        Women dig the perpetual student life, if it means responsibility being outsourced to their boyfriends or husbands.


        June 7, 2016 at 5:16 pm

  9. This is a no brainer: you fill your bucket with knowledge, wisdom and good deeds by studying the Word of G-d and Science. Being a biological organism in addition to having an intellect, you need to eat, sleep, procreate, engage in physical activity to maintain your mental and physical health. This is the right way to live. Who can disagree?


    June 7, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    • Word of God Damn? #confused


      June 7, 2016 at 3:04 pm

      • I kept it non-denominational and open ended since many religions agree on important points, but for me it’s Judaism.


        June 7, 2016 at 3:10 pm

      • God is denominational and G-d is somehow not? I never go that.

        Mrs Stitch

        June 8, 2016 at 11:48 am

      • It’s simple. Non-denominational in his essence. Denominational in terms of human understanding.


        June 8, 2016 at 4:26 pm

  10. I think there are multiple ways for people to enjoy life. If you are unable to make money in NY you can move to another place. You are responsible for your own happiness. If u are unhappy it is your own fault


    June 7, 2016 at 12:43 pm

  11. I am in awe of people who get rich thru value creation. Jeff Bezos quit a successful career in value tranference in order to create value. Lion’s classmate Elon Musk creates value by bringing car manufacturing back to California. God bless the value creating billionaires


    June 7, 2016 at 12:46 pm

  12. I am married so this doesn’t apply to me, but my single friends in Manhattan have told me that Tinder has changed the status competition in Manhattan. According to them, even low status good looking white men find it easy to have multiple girlfriends and there is no requirement to ever spend money on them. So a roster of girlfriends no longer requires status.

    Lester slezinke

    June 7, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    • The Manosphere underestimates the shallowness of women, when it comes to physical attractiveness of men. Online dating has proven that women go after looks – 1st priority, and social status – 2nd.


      June 7, 2016 at 2:52 pm

      • Looks, first; social status, second. I know intellect must come in third, but how far back?

        Mark Caplan

        June 7, 2016 at 11:40 pm

      • yep. there are countless online dating experiments demonstrating the shallowness of women and the (increasingly) less shallow nature of men. i’ve seen accounts created using girls with legit deformities – like cherubism – bombarded with messages from male suitors, many of them attractive looking. there’s an infamous online dating experiment out there which consisted of a picture of an obese girl with body hair and a pig nose photoshopped onto her face, and it actually received a few messages – far more than an average or even decent looking male would ever get.

        james n.s.w

        June 8, 2016 at 4:01 am

      • just say emphasis on appearance, saying “shallowness” makes you sound like a alt right beta who sympathizes with elliot rodger.


        June 8, 2016 at 3:02 pm

      • I’m not a Manosphere type. They got the whole alpha beta thing wrong, because they’re wrong with online dating, when it comes to women and their selection of men. They’ll tell you that online dating is for losers vs the live pickup scene, when in fact, attractive women find it to be a great venue to pick out the good looking alphas from the ugly betas.


        June 8, 2016 at 4:08 pm

      • Money can buy you several points on the looks scale; it’s at least as important as appearance if you’re above a threshold level.


        June 9, 2016 at 9:30 am

      • So does intellect and educational credentials.

        For any guy, an advanced degree in a “cool” subject, puts you several notches above someone, with a boring computer science degree.


        June 9, 2016 at 3:39 pm

  13. Yes, status competition is very important. Even in a prison society,where all one’s basic biological needs are provided for and where the possibilities af accumulating wealth are limited, status competition is intense. It is also the nature of status as a good that it’s supply is totally inelastic.There is only just so much status available in a society and no technological innovations will increase the supply while as a good it is in demand by all save a few eccentric hermits.


    June 7, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    • The same could be said for communist systems or their cousins, like Venezuela. Just because the powers that be have made it difficult to acquire money and the things money can buy doesn’t mean people don’t compete for other forms of status.

      Sgt. Joe Friday

      June 7, 2016 at 4:54 pm

      • Although in a place like Venezuela the struggle to get something to eat has become the top priority for many people.Formerly middle-class people are searching through garbage dumpsters for something to eat. What has happened in Venezuela is utterly amazing.


        June 8, 2016 at 2:39 pm

  14. “We do need to train people to believe in something else other than status competition”

    That’s the essence of protestant Christianity — humility, simplicity, forgiveness, selflessness. That’s probably part of what’s driving the SWPL status competition that’s ironically based on humility and simplicity.

    “.. and accumulation of resources in order to survive into the future.”

    What’s wrong with accumulating resources? That’s not a problem.



    June 7, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    • “That’s the essence of protestant Christianity — humility, simplicity, forgiveness, selflessness.”

      You left off signaling that you are one of the elect predestined for salvation. Lately every time I see a SJW I think predestination.


      June 8, 2016 at 2:11 am

  15. LotB: human nature is motivated by status competition and accumulation of resources

    Male human nature driven by the desire for sex. Accumulation of status and resources are means to an end – getting sex.

    E. Rekshun

    June 7, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    • “Male human nature driven by the desire for sex. Accumulation of status and resources are means to an end – getting sex.”

      Your view was confirmed by the brilliant anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon, He argued that the primary motivation of Yanomamo males was procuring females for sex. They did this by raiding neighboring villages and capturing women who they found to be appealing. Chagnon was one of the first anthropologists to break away from a strictly cultural approach. He received a lot of criticism because he incorporated the findings of sociobiology into his methodology.

      Lewis Medlock

      June 7, 2016 at 4:08 pm

      • Of course if higher-status didn’t lead to greater reproductive success such behavior wouldn’t be selected for and become common.


        June 8, 2016 at 2:43 pm

  16. According to Nietzsche, the primary motivating force of man is the will to power. Although there are differing interpretations of what he meant, some people believe the concept includes status competition.

    Lewis Medlock

    June 7, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    • And “Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac”, it all comes back to procreation which is the basic drive of every living creature on earth.

      In a post scarcity world there won’t be a problem of lack of scientist or politician or anything which signal status, the problem will be to find people to do simple jobs which robots still can’t do, it also a problem today which we solve by illegal immigration. So it will still work the same way if the US will give basic universal salary, but if other countries will start the same scheme nobody will have any incentive to immigrate.


      June 7, 2016 at 6:57 pm

  17. OT: Kimbo Slice drops dead from “heart disease” at the ripe old age of 42. After his most recent match a few months he tested positive for steroids. Coincidence?



    June 7, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    • i’m saddened by this. kimbo was a good guy despite his thuggish image. he was a soft spoken single father who used his money and fame to help out a lot of kids in miami’s ghetto and gave them a productive outlet for their aggression. a handful of guys who would otherwise be in jail or working low paid blue collar jobs became decently paid pro athletes because of him.


      June 10, 2016 at 7:55 pm

  18. Post graduate degrees are prole. It implies that one is an insecure striver. The ultimate is a BA from Yale in a completely useless field of study.


    June 7, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    • Chelsea Clinton has two graduate degrees, she’s not prole.

      • According to Wikipedia, she has 3 degrees, an Oxford PhD being the most recent. Certainly not prole, but it nonetheless reeks of middle class striving, assuming of course that we will be spared a dalliance by Ms Clinton as a university lecturer.

        Even their names, Hillary and Chelsea, are typical of social climbers, though I don’t recall if Fussell studied this particular aspect of the class phenomenon.

        The Shepherd

        June 8, 2016 at 4:57 am

      • A PhD in International Relations is prole to me.


        June 9, 2016 at 12:14 am

  19. More of this kind of thing please.

    Eternal questions are much more interesting than the fleeting personalities and the horse races of politics.

    Spectator sports and spectator politics are the greatest distractions (porn and video games too I guess) of a population of atomized individuals despairing of their hollow existence.

    Is the “community” that happens online enough to satisfy our longings?

    Thin-Skinned Masta-Beta

    June 7, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    • More of this kind of thing please.

      Eternal questions are much more interesting than the fleeting personalities and the horse races of politics.

      Agreed, although as Bruce Charlton posted just this week, the political posts invariably earn far more comments than the more abstract stuff, I guess because they’re more accessible, exciting, and easy to get worked up over. It’s too bad.

      Is the “community” that happens online enough to satisfy our longings?

      No, unfortunately.

      I also enjoy the classic Lion commentary on social class. I was stuck in line at the cashier the other day behind someone purchasing multiple lottery tickets – too prole even for me!

      Samson J.

      June 8, 2016 at 10:45 am

  20. OK I’ll share the most interesting report on the election I’ve read in a while…

    Straight from the voices of voters.

    We’ve got to get out of our bubble to listen to what they’re saying.

    We may think we know what people think, but we delude ourselves.

    Americans have less in common with each other than we can imagine.

    Divided we will fall. Our diversity is going to make the war of secession look like a tea party.

    Thin-Skinned Masta-Beta

    June 8, 2016 at 12:00 am

    • Everyone was voting for Hillary except the Italian guy who is pissed about all the illegal immigration, and of course he supports Trump.

  21. Status is meaningless. The lower you are the higher you are. Look at the patriarchs or Moses they were the humbliest of people. So a good life is to emulate their ways of contemplation, study, prayer, working and sacrificing the best animals to the Almighty. They showed the way and the whole world has been trying to wrap it’s head around it ever since.


    June 8, 2016 at 12:47 am

  22. I can easily believe that Yakov is motivated by profit alone, but fortunately human nature is as diverse as mental abilities.

    My Two Cents

    June 8, 2016 at 3:36 am

    • You will do well to learn to parse the text when you read.


      June 8, 2016 at 11:41 am

  23. Fredrick Bastiat figured it out long ago and said it more clearly than most –
    So, of course he is not taught in schools:

    “The state is that great fiction by which everyone tries to live at the expense of everyone else.”

    “Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between government and society. As a result of this, every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to its being done at all. We disapprove of state education. Then the socialists say that we are opposed to any education. We object to a state religion. Then the socialists say that we want no religion at all. We object to a state-enforced equality. Then they say that we are against equality. And so on, and so on. It is as if the socialists were to accuse us of not wanting persons to eat because we do not want the state to raise grain.”

    “If the natural tendencies of mankind are so bad that it is not safe to permit people to be free, how is it that the tendencies of these organizers are always good? Do not the legislators and their appointed agents also belong to the human race? Or do they believe that they themselves are made of a finer clay than the rest of mankind?”

    “Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place.”

    “But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime.”

    ― Frédéric Bastiat, The Law

    Nedd Ludd

    June 8, 2016 at 7:25 am

  24. OT: Bristol Palin has married her baby daddy Dakota Meyer. Honestly. Lion, you’ve really been cruel to Bristol on this site (I haven’t been her biggest fan either, I’ll admit.) Shouldn’t you post about this news and comment? Bristol’s daughter will have married parents. You’re always saying that out of wedlock children don’t do well in terms of the status race. So then shouldn’t we be happy that her chances have just improved? I don’t know about you, but whenever I hear that a child now has married parents I’m ready to celebrate.


    June 8, 2016 at 8:43 pm

  25. ‘However, we need to acknowledge that human nature is at odds with the modern economy in which more goods than we know what do with are manufactured with minimal labor. We do need to train people to believe in something else other than status competition and accumulation of resources in order to survive into the future.’

    LOLZ! Like I’ve said, Lion is the only unemployed person that I know. Work should be everyone’s second religion. Imagine a society where everyone is bussy like a bee? America is still like this to a large degree. America is the best!


    June 8, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    • Yakov needs to be shipped back into the Industrial Age via time machine, where he becomes a victim of abuse through child labor, because he espouses poverty, thrift and industriousness.


      June 9, 2016 at 12:08 am

      • Like I’ve said before: people who cannot understand a simple text shouldn’t be allowed to either vote or comment on this blog.


        June 9, 2016 at 1:24 am

      • ‘poverty, thrift and industriousness.’

        An oxymoron, if ever there was one. Lolz! Work was good enough for Adam, but not good enough for JS. Lolz! Read Ben Franklin’s autobiography already and be quiet. Why don’t you tell me where are the robots gone?

        Incidentally, IKEA has nice cow hides for $200. I wanna get one. I like ginger color. Gonna use it as a blanket or hang it on the wall or both. This is cool and the price is good. It’s huge! Cows are very big judging by the hide, but they are very nice and friendly. It didn’t have the tail though. Where is it? They ate it probably. The tail is yummy! And so are the brains. I want my hide with a tail, so maybe I should shop around.


        June 9, 2016 at 1:39 am

      • Proles are stupid, because they have this inherent outlook that poverty sinks in, when they can no longer afford to consume frivolously.

        It is this kind of poverty, that leads proles go on a dry spell and work hard, so they can go on their consumption gorge again.

        In this day of age, what is there to buy, worthy of hustling for large heaps of cash? Perhaps real estate in a high status area, as the only reason.


        June 9, 2016 at 9:21 am

      • For all those who are status induced:

        There are few cities in America, that gives a guy status, New York City and the State of California, being the only 2. All other cities and regions are low status.

        Can’t afford these 2 areas, then try an International City!


        June 9, 2016 at 3:52 pm

  26. I have to agree with Yakov and also agree with the Bloomberg article. There are plenty of jobs available. There are also plenty of men who have dropped out of the labor force. Some men get an inhertance and then drop out of the labor force. Other men are married and basically persuade their wives to support them. A huge number of young men are supported by their moms. There is no work ethic. I am against giving a free basic income. I want a society that encourages all men to work in jobs, and I think a free basic income sabotages that


    June 9, 2016 at 4:39 am

    • No, America’s 40/hr wk is outdated and stifling. Perhaps part time work can stymied the idleness that men go through, under the above conditions.

      Basic income should be in a form of a voucher, that covers basic needs like housing and food. You want the newest iPhone, well, go get a job.


      June 9, 2016 at 10:57 am

      • What 40 hour week? Mayne in Greece, but not over here. Guys around me put in over 60, some do more and some much more. You are a riot. What’s better to watch TV, play computer games, get stoned or work? Try to get this straight and will solve a lot of your problems.


        June 9, 2016 at 4:47 pm

      • Yeah Yakov, I want to see you pass out at your HVAC gig, and not post on LoftB anymore.


        June 9, 2016 at 7:59 pm

  27. Slightly O/t: Americans are proles, living in an outdated country, as one can discern from this link:


    June 11, 2016 at 11:21 am

    • * of course, with the exception of vinyl, any other old school technology is SWPL non-certified!


      June 11, 2016 at 5:17 pm

  28. Yakov is correct not working is boring. I retired at 66 from teaching and am now 76 and get up every working day to go to work in my daughters classroom. In the spring I also assist with the school soccer team. I’m up by 5 am and am off to school by 7am, it is approximately a 20 minute drive to the school. The school day end at about 2:45pm and I get home about 3:30pm. During the soccer season on game days I frequently don’t get home until 11:00pm. This is all voluntary time and I get paid only the satisfaction of having somewhere to get up and go to each day. Hopefully, I also provide a small service to the kids I work with as well.

    One other virtue to working is it makes the weekends special, other wise how is Tuesday any different than Saturday? As school winds down for the year, I have every intention of working for as long as I am able to do so. I can travel as much as I want during the summer months and then come back in the fall rejuvenated.

    Lion, Pleas continue with your blog, you can see that you touch many peoples lives, Thanks.


    June 13, 2016 at 7:31 pm

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