A random jobs rant I wrote in a comment:
I appreciate where De Blasio's mentality and ideals come from, but I pretty much completely disagree with them. The full time job is a historical aberration and will ultimately be seen as a tragedy for humanity - as Rick and Morty
described it, "Slavery with extra steps".
Humans are indeed hardwired to perform "work" - but not the sort of work capitalism has imposed on us. The sorts of work we instinctively value are devalued by capitalism to the point that we suffer from not being able to do them. We're supposed to "work" alongside our friends and family, doing things together and raising our children; caring for our elders.
Instead, we commute to jobs
where we do the bidding of employers who treat us as replaceable cogs (and if they don't, they get put out of business by competitors which do). We spend precious little time with our friends and family. We pay others to fill in the gaps - others who will never have the same sort of genuine relationship with our children and elders because
money is involved.
is, in fact, a travesty that has been destroying what it even means to be human. And we culturally know it in our bones. Every year, we celebrate countless heartwarming Christmas stories about Ebenezer Scrooges learning the true meaning of humanity. There isn't even some debate about it. When these Christmas movies tell us spending time with our families and friends matter more than money ... we just accept it.
... and then go back to work, because Capitalism compels us.
It's a sham. There's no good reason for us humans to tie our value to jobs
and we actually already culturally know it. Centuries of Capitalism has not been able to erase it, because it's innate within our nature.