The disillusioned worker – Many of us have succeeded in the system we have worked in, whether that be technical, manual, service, educational or any other field or enterprise. Despite the success we find we are not satisfied. Money is good, life is comfortable, we have all we need and yet ultimately we find that there is a distinct personal gap.
The system of work hard and play hard with no tangible effects on our mood, motivation is at a minimal. We find we want to retrain but don’t have the time or money which all seems to disappear by the end of each month. Student debts remain unpaid. In some cases extreme quotas or deadline heavy employment raises stress levels in a constantly upward motion.
The final straw is a more than common lack of meaning in what we do and the meaning our life holds, it seems we are cogs in a complicated and isolated society and we feel that our contributions will not have an effect or be remembered. In short we have everything that society assures us that will make us happy but it doesn’t satiate us, we aren’t satisfied, happy or even sure of what our purpose in all this is.
Thus we belong to the disillusioned with the current system and desperately search for a way out.
Living in the community spreads the chores that drive stress and dissatisfaction. By saving payments into untouchable accounts the members gain real savings to pay of debts or prepare for future endeavours while not worrying about the daily bills, food shopping or the other monetary problems.
In the community there is a constant churn of training, instruction, physical exercise and practical skill use. Giving the worker time to gain new skills, sharpen old ones, build savings and train to bring about a tangible life change.
Also in comparison to a meaningless function a large part of the community work is designed to be helping the present and future generations, thus giving the individual a reason for motivation and trying harder.
The constant striving and pushing of the organisation may ultimately not be for everyone, but importantly upon leaving the community the individual should have a range of benefits including savings, greater skills, probably a better physical condition and real commercial experience.