Time : 2020-07-24 11:19:12
Điểm: 7/10
The fundamental block, constructing the basic yet so complicated structure of human society is occupations, which we often refer to as 'jobs'. And this isn't something new and revolutionary that a person having obtained extreme ingenuity has invented during the Information Era. No, unlike smartphones and antibiotics and other conveniences that humanity is already too familiar with, jobs have been existing and thriving ever since our early ancestors, millions of years ago, came to live together. At that time, the definition of occupation wasn't clearly understood, and yet our ancestors were used to it: based on an agreed contract, a group of people would become hunters and gatherers, being responsible for locating food sources, while others, mainly children and women, would stay behind in caves to care for people of their group, and to prepare food and shelter. Humanity has come a long way since then, ever-evolving from hunting and gathering to participating in agricultural work, and finally, through 4 Industrial Revolutions, becomes office workers, working for multi-million dollars companies, and receive a monthly salary which can be used to buy food, accommodation, private properties, etc. But as our curiosity arose, an important question sparks up: Why doing all this, why are we even getting an occupation for ourselves? Are there any further reasons than doing boring and repetitive jobs, just to have money?
Whatever end may this debate come to (if it ever does), the painful truth cannot, and may not be hidden: most of us normal modern citizens obtain an occupation, not for our desire and dreams, but rather for our salaries. Except for those who have in their mind an unstoppable motivation to leave all things behind and continue to chase after their dream job, we force ourselves into working a boring, repetitive job in an office of a company, spending most of the day managing such meaningless data, typing them into a table on the computer, writing such undeniably meaningless reports for various tables and charts and bars, etc. In short, spending an enormous amount of your time doing things that cannot satisfy your dream and desire to do things you like, be the person you want to be and contribute to society, in exchange for a somewhat satisfactional salary at the end of every month, then use that to buy food, accommodation and private properties for yourselves or your family. In conclusion, most of us work hard because, and only because of money. Not something we want to hear, but something that we must face.
The reality stated above is also the core reason why UBI (short for Universal Basic Income) is so debatable among many experts. A new model promised to bring happiness and satisfaction among every single citizen in modern society, the basic principle of UBI is that every person, whether they work or not, will be granted a basic income of 1000 dollars every month. This will not be taxed, and they can use it to obtain whatever fits their desires. But if everyone can live a perfectly normal life without having to commute to work every day, would everyone stops working, leaving behind a society struggling to even remain stable? Concerning its potential to tear down the intricated and complicated structure of the society, a recent test was run in a city of Canada, applying UBI in a year to see if the investment was worth it. The result was somewhat a shockwave to all researchers: expecting all the money to be spent on additives such as cigarettes and alcohol, the exerts analyzing the results couldn't believe their eyes: Instead of wasting that money, most if not all of the people spent it on education, home caring, or starting small businesses, which largely contributed to the growth of the society, despite a slight decline in workforces and the number of working hours. Just like the quote, 'Poor people know how to spend money wisely because they know what's it like not to have it' To sum up, it can be implied from the UBI model that people hard work because of money, but not only because of it.
And even if don't consider the superb model of UBI, it is still very clear and vivid that our jobs, despite having many occupations that consist of boring and repetitive tasks, also can bring satisfaction and both joy and sorrow to the person obtaining that occupation. Imagine the loud cheers of families and relatives when you, an honoured doctor, have just completed an intricated case. Or the cry, both of sorrow and joy when you, a skilful fireman, have just rescued a child out of the now ever-largening fire. And there are many other types of satisfaction that you can only acquire through your much-loved occupation. And that's not to consider the proudness when an honoured best employee of the month, and when competing with others for that position. To make long things short, occupation is an enjoyable part of our lives.
In conclusion, it is thoroughly understood that sure, we mostly work hard because of the increase in our monthly salary, but isn't our work also something that we have long held close to our heart, and our mind?

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