2. If that is the case, then we can start to shift our collective economy ...
... toward farming, gardening, craft-making and be rid of the 'make more shit, work harder and longer to buy the shit that you made' imperative.
I think learning to live more like some European countries, who have a TRUE life/work balance, wouldn't be such a bad thing. Goddess knows we have an abundance of material goods on hand and in second-hand stores that we really won't need to keep creating STUFF much longer.
Don't jump on me. This post is just my opinion, to which I am entitled. Thanks.