Life Without Work
By Jesse Shelton
He starts with four simple premises:
- The majority of the labor humans engage in is not necessary.
- This additional labor has been unconsciously created as a result of our impractical lifestyles.
- The extent of this impracticality directly correlates to the distance to which our lifestyles are removed from natural processes.
- We can close the distance between our lifestyles and natural processes through simple changes.
Using these premises as a foundation, Shelton explains over 340 specific ways to eliminate work, and to start enjoying life. He covers subjects such as energy and water, food and drink, health and cleaning, transportation, work-eliminating housing retrofits, financial decisions and investments, travel, and how to set up automated incomes. After all this, what we are left with is more free time, less stress, and an environmentally-friendly life that's still as comfortable as everyone else's.
The primary benefit being that, without work, we can take all those hours we normally spend trying to build a good life, and use them to actually live it.