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Work and Life-styles therein damage us so.
Over Times and Places.
The relentless and ever repeating 5-day week that is.
Tis now so apparent. A change more than overdue.
Our World Legends do so and say.
is the New Weekend.
Which May. In Time.
May amplify Life and inherent Quality. Herein.
Odin has the Right Idea.
For reasons that just repeat we named this Day…
Odin that is.
Odin. Woden. Olden Name.
Work… and Play.
After Battle… Divine Odin rested.
Then Partied. At Valhalla.
Drank Mead… as well.
nor food partaken of therein and thereof.
All that Warring… just made his throat dry,..
even… somewhat… hoarse.
Sleipnir,.. the even numbered 6 or 8-Legged Valhalla Horse.
That Odin rode in on. Also rested.
At Valhalla… too. Stables i guess. Therein.
Partaking of Mead… unknown. Probably not.
Prefers Water… cool and young tender Plants
with pastured Grass. Sleipnir.
Though Brans and some Grains can cause
Health Issues to arise.
Ever and a Day… Sleipnir,..
Odin and the Valhalla Warriors too…
do so and wait.
THE Final Battle… to End All others etc etc etc.
So Our World Legends do say.
Herein by any God’s Beard.
I, Shiro’s… too. Beard that is. Herein anyways indeed.
The Rush… and Promises
… of the Race had settled. Long Distance Running is about setting and following a Pace. Any other approach depletes way too much Energy. Which during Recovery…
You will be forced to replace.
These marches over miles will repetitively shock absorb your ankles, knees and eventually feet.
Each step then after is high pain.
With a heartbeat cruising at high revs…
some 140-160 beats per minute.
My norm… 60-72.
In days of Yore when no beasts of burden available.
We walked. For Miles.
Sometimes ran. Mostly Walked.
At pace high.
Fitness Training such and within the NINPO Martial Arts and related Systems gives one the time to study the effects of,..
Exercise can indeed be empowering. Staying active a Must.
The issue herein is a direct need for… REST and RECOVER.
Applying this same approach.
To Our Working Life.
It ain’t pretty. At All.
Many predictions and promises pontificated on the promising use of new Technology.
Machines… will do the work.
We and Our Lives… full of free-time.
In 1883 Paul Lafargue… argued that;..
“…Our machines, with breath of fire, with limbs of unwearying steel, with fruitfulness wonderful inexhaustible, accomplish by themselves with docility their sacred labour. And nevertheless the genius of the great philosophers of capitalism remains dominated by the prejudices of the wage system, worst of slaveries. They do not yet understand that the machine is the saviour of humanity, the god who shall redeem man from working for hire, the god who shall give him leisure and liberty…”
Propaganda… to get you feeling good about things…
that won’t come true.
Ideals… so your Life has some meaning.
Within Science Fiction… a same attitude.
Some 100 Years Later… yet and still. Such as…
Isaac Asimov… within… Robot Visions:.. states that,..
“…In a properly automated and educated world, then, machines may prove to be the true humanizing influence. It may be that machines will do the work that makes life possible and that human beings will do all the other things that make life pleasant and worthwhile… ”
Rise of the Machine.
Machine will replace us as workers.
Machines will liberate the dreary and dull…
oft pointless jobs that are… All around.
Summed up here.
Within Artist Diego Rivera words.
Promises of a Future. That…
“…As I rode back to Detroit, a vision of Henry Ford’s industrial empire kept passing before my eyes. In my ears, I heard the wonderful symphony which came from his factories where metals were shaped into tools for men’s service. It was a new music, waiting for the composer with genius enough to give it communicable form.
I thought of the millions of different men by whose combined labor and thought automobiles were produced, from the miners who dug the iron ore out of the earth to the railroad men and teamsters who brought the finished machines to the consumer, so that man, space, and time might be conquered, and ever-expanding victories be won against death…”
Heading into the 21st Century the data is clear.
We work too much… and Play too lil’.
Profit over People that is.
The predictions that Modernisation and Mechanisation would liberate the drudgery of Work did not take into account the Slavery attitude that those who provide Jobs let prevail.
More and more… tis All they want.
More output… higher production and a better Profit than the last.
Paying Wages at levels that cover cost of Living… just.
Enough to pay the Bills. Lil’ more than that.
We Work… we don’t Play.
No Times for that it seems indeed,..
in deed and in fact… too.
Stress, Depression and All the inherent and related Health Issues.
Still here. Growing in prevalence… as well.
This Cycle of More… herein also. The more we work… the more things we use. Power, Products and Ingredients. Increasing Global Productivity… and usages thereof.
Higher demand for such simply means… More Work to be done.
A Lifestyle… so rushed.
Uncaring of Real World effects.
We are People… not Machina.
Effects become parts of Our Lives.
Profit over People.
Intended… or not.
Work Hard… get Dumb.
Sciences of Our World Legends also agree.
We work ways too much. Oft.
To Death… which comes sooner when work done so.
In addition to this negative Health effect the main other worrying trend…
Dumbed down through… OVERWORK… that is.
Science Studies that delve into these areas show the correlation
‘tween the balance of Work and Play.
Unbalanced. That is.
Times and Places a change due.
So Our World Legends… of Science, Health, Literature.
The Gods as well,.. do say. Herein.
By simply substituting Our Exercise Approach into that of Our Work-Lifestyle.
Application by substitution. Medical Data indicates a direct and compelling necessity that worthwhile and long-term exertion is wholly dependent on Energy being available. To Maximise Energy,..
strenuous activities should be shortened as much as possible…
paced out per se,..
with Rest and Recover… FULLY in between.
Mid-… Week of Work.
Mittwoch. Middle of the Week.
A Day of Feast… and Rest.
A Recovery Day.
On Wednesday. A new Weekend.
To implement such a Rest and Recover Approach is simply…
a matter of the Will of the World.
Odin was right.
Of People… over Profit.
A War on Work.
Odin knew well the effects of constant struggle.
Of balancing… Life and Death.
War can be… like that.
The Cure per se… not far at All.
Just Stop… and Rest. Make sure.
Wednesday is the New Weekend.
Valhalla. Elsewhere… as well.
Rest well. Recover. By working…
like an Athlete… then resting… too.
Take the Times and Places to rediscover the Wonders of Life.
Find the Balance. The… middle ground.
Profit over Life… not People.
Have a Life.
A Dream. This helps… also.
“…The real question is not whether machines think but whether men do…”
Machines and the current prevailing attitude of Commercialism, Materialism,..
of Profit over People do not add to Our Lives.
Having a Fat Wallet does not mean You are a Humanitarian.
Being Human… Hu…
is Ways above that of the base Man.
and see the Real Effects of this Modern Ways.
All Work with no Play. Makes every Jack and Jill…
Dull indeed,.. indeed and in fact too.
Our World Legends. Be One.
…if not You.?.