I thought it would be fun to discuss this quote from Bertrand Russell's In Praise of Idleness: "Good nature is, of all moral qualities, the one that the world needs most, and good nature is the result of ease and security, not of a life of arduous struggle. Modern methods of production have given us the possibility of ease and security for all; we have chosen, instead, to have overwork for some and starvation for the others. Hitherto we have continued to be as energetic as we were before there were machines; in this we have been foolish, but there is no reason to go on being foolish for ever." I suggest reading the entire essay. It may be a bit old, but it's as subversive and thought-provoking as ever.