Episode 28

28. Why No One Wants to Work - [An Explanation of Labor]

What is work and why do we say no one wants to do it?

Labor is an action or exertion to develop the world through the deployment of human abilities, time, and energy and there are multiple ways to approach it. This episode explores the history of hard work, extrinsic labor, intrinsic labor, and the two overarching types of economy that result: "Production for Use" and "Production for Exchange."

We need to reconsider the essence of work, work-life balance, and what work means in light of human limitations.

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Meaningful content to craft how you live. Becoming Human is about education and lifestyle; exploring the world — whether philosophy, psychology, sociology, or any field available — to better live in it. The goal is ethics through learning.

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Tyler Kleeberger

Becoming Human

It’s an infinite conversation, really. What does it mean to be alive? How should we live? What is the best, healthiest way to exist and do all of the things that make up life?

There’s a lot to explore.

And even more questions to ask.

But that’s what we are here to do.

I’m Tyler Kleeberger and consider me a curator of these conversations. I am, conveniently, a nerd so I see it as my job to go and discover everything I can about a topic or idea and use any field imaginable — from philosophy to psychology, economics to history, and everything in between — and then share it with you.

I hope you’ll consider going on this journey with me. We’re trying to get smarter and live better. You can find more information at tylerkleeberger.com.

Let’s learn, let’s grow, and let’s become more human.