Bob Black Quote

No one should ever work.
Work is the source of nearly all the misery in the world. Almost all the evil you'd care to name comes from working or from living in a world designed for work. In order to stop suffering, we have to stop working.
That doesn't mean we have to stop doing things. It does mean creating a new way of life based on play; in other words, a ludic revolution. By "play" I mean also festivity, creativity, conviviality, commensality, and maybe even art. There is more to play than child's play, as worthy as that is. I call for a collective adventure in generalized joy and freely interdependent exuberance. Play isn't passive.


The Abolition of Work (1985)

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No one should ever work. Work is the source of nearly all the misery in the world. Almost all the evil you'd care to name comes from working or from...

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No one should ever work. Work is the source of nearly all the misery in the world. Almost all the evil you'd care to name comes from working or from...

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No one should ever work. Work is the source of nearly all the misery in the world. Almost all the evil you'd care to name comes from working or from...

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No one should ever work. Work is the source of nearly all the misery in the world. Almost all the evil you'd care to name comes from working or from...