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Does work ennoble you?

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1 year ago
Topics: Life, Thoughts, Reality

This article of mine was originally a Youtube video, which you can still watch here.

"A munka nemesít"

In the Hungarian language, there is a phrase that goes "A munka nemesít". What does it mean? Well, it depends on how do you translate the final word, because unbeknownst to most Hungarians, the verb "nemesít" has two meanings.

The first and most widely used meaning is "to ennoble", "to make noble" - which is to say, that with that meaning, the whole phrase roughly translates to "Work ennobles you" or "Work makes you noble". Does it though?

From my real-life experience, I noticed the complete opposite: the modern reality of work , wageslavery, turns formerly cheerful, idealistic and charitable children into depressed, miserable and apathetic adults.

It turns children whose reaction to seeing someone in distress is "We need to help him!" into adults whose reaction to the same thing is "So? Who cares? I have bigger problems at hand!" or "If my cow dies, the neighbour's cow must also die!". No. Work as it is commonly understood in the 21th century - wageslavery - is anything but ennobling to the soul. Quite the opposite, it is corrupting to the soul.

So what about the second meaning of the verb "nemesít"?

Unbeknownst to many Hungarians, the verb "nemesít" also means to refine, to domesticate. From a human point of view, domestication IS refinement.

We refined the paleolithic man's worst enemy - the wolf - into man's best friend, the dog.

We refined the puny teosinte into the mighty maize. We refined melons from something the size of a fist, to something the size of an infant.

So domestication must be good, right? Wrong.

Domestication may be good from a human point of view, but from the point of view of the animal or plant being domesticated, it is a big negative. Domestication turned formerly self-sufficient animals into animals that depend on humans for survival. Domestication took perfectly healthy plants and inflated their reproductive organs to a grotesque degree, while also making them dependent on humans.

Domestication turned the wild horse - symbol of freedom and independence - into a glorified pack mule. Domestication turned the mighty wolf into the pathetic pug. While the wolf is a symbol of freedom, liberty, strength and nobility, the dog is a symbol of loyalty and servility.

Are wageslaves not domestic animals? Completely dependent on a system which exploits them, deprives them of their free time, their connections, their families, their health? Fattening them up with unhealthy food, before they are too old and worn out to work, dying an early death from the unhealthy lifestyle.

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