Slowing Down the Druid Way, Part II: Relationships of Work and Time

In the US, it seems that the first question people ask is, “what do you do?”  When they say that, of course, they are not talking about how you spend your leisure time, but rather, the work that you do for pay. This is the most defining characteristic of modern lives–because this is tied to the thing our culture holds as most sacred: money.  Money is the only metric that has any real value and the pursuit of money drives all else. If you aren’t working in the workforce earning pay, either the work are doing is devalued (as any stay-at-home parent can attest) or there is something very wrong with you (as in, why aren’t you out there earning money?). This current economic system, driven by industrial mindsets surrounding profit and efficiency, gives us a rather poor metric through which to measure ourselves and our value. …

Source: Slowing Down the Druid Way, Part II: Relationships of Work and Time | The Druid’s Garden

8 thoughts on “Slowing Down the Druid Way, Part II: Relationships of Work and Time”

  1. This is really a great post. Much of what you cover here has been the focus of my interests, and it’s refreshing to see someone else cover it, as to think this deeply about the infrastructure of our daily lives, is quite rare. Keep it up, I love what I read.


    1. When I was a child I spent much of my childhood on my grandparents’ farm, a place where we had deep ancestoral roots My parents lived in the suburbs of Washington, DC, so I got to see both sides of the equation in action.

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  2. Hello – this is cut and pasted from my website / blog (The Druid’s Garden – I have no problem with a “reblog” but that is not what is happening here–you are literally cutting and pasting my work. This is my own work, my life energy, my words and thinking. I ask that you please take this down–and instead, link to my site. Give me the credit for the work I’ve done. I put a lot of my own heart into my website and sharing it. Knowing that people are cutting and pasting it, and not even giving me credit, is really heartbreaking.


    1. Diana, I always site the source of the the reblogged material as I understand very well the energy that goes into producing one’s writings. If the citation at the end is not sufficient, I will make sure that there are additional citations at the other place in the reblog. It is not my intention to claim credit for anyone’s work. Blessings


      1. Can you reblog it instead? That way, people go to my site to read my words. Right now, you are literally cutting and pasting my content–even my paintings and works of art–here. That isn’t acceptable. Citing a “source” means you are drawing upon it as reference for your own work. That is different than cutting and pasting my work.


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