In modern ‚western’ forms of society, there are 3 classes of work.
The first class is wage work - all possible jobs that someone gets paid for, no matter how hard, dirty, immoral, etc.
The seconds class is volunteer work. All jobs that are done voluntarily, for strangers, without getting paid.
And the third class includes all work in a household, for family members, raising children, etc.
All three classes receive (more or less) social recognition.
Beyond that, there are still many ‚tasks’, ‚jobs’, ‚statuses’ a person can achieve to improve / to serve our society. Things that usually don’t get recognized.
But for the success of a Basic Income it’s extremely important to to shine a light on this kind of ‚work’. Otherwise, all the people who feel responsible for these things don’t get the recognition they deserve, become demotivated or even get rejected or ostracized.
That’s why we start a list of supposedly unremarkable ‚work’ here:
- Be a muse for someone (see Daniel’s vision: ‚power of the Muse’)
- Be the one true love for someone
If you know more examples of unremarkable ‚work’ please leave a comment below! Thanks! :)