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Jessica wrote

Any industry which is a zero-sum game is immoral, because in order to get ahead you must spend more resources to prevent your competitors from getting part of the limited pie. Examples include advertising and mining nonrenewable resources.

Also any industry which preys on it's customers. Alcohol, Tobacco, Advertising, Clickbait platforms, addictive videogames.


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elyersio OP wrote

Schoolteacher sounds kinda sketchy. I'm likely to have to use a computer with Windows 10 on it, or worse, a Chromebox. And what if I have to ruin one of my student's future with a bad grade because he/she was too lazy this one day?


Emery wrote

Yes, firefighting is moral. Saving lives is always moral.


zod wrote

I'm trying so hard to think of a job that can't possibly be used to exploit people or the environment in some way... I keep finding problems with each possible job. Janitors use destructive chemicals, cooks exploit animals or support big ag, farmers clear forests to plant crops and pollute waterways with fertilizer...


RedEmmaSpeaks wrote

I dunno. The trouble with the one-size-fits-all Industrial Capitalism is that there's really no way of escaping it. Like it or not, you will always be supporting the state and its abuses in some fashion, because the State will never just let people go; it can't afford to. If it did, if a few people broke away and set up a happy, functioning community outside it, others might realize, "Y'know this system is pretty fucked up. Maybe I should join these other guys." Capitalist proponents claim that their system is best, because it promotes competition, but Capitalism hates competition above all else.

That said, when it comes to a career path, it would serve you well, regardless of your job, to learn some actual skills, like how to farm or how to build things without using tools heavily dependent on nonrenewable resources. In the event of a collapse, these would help you more than, say, being a stockbroker.

So focus on skills. Firefighting forces you to use actual, hands-on-skills and teaches you how to function and plan in the midst of a crisis, something that would serve you well in all areas of life, collapse or no collapse.

I have to admit, I do feel something of a sense of schadenfreude, knowing that if a collapse ever happened, those working the most high paying jobs, CEOs or people involved in finance, will discover that their skills in moving around money, won't really mean much, if money doesn't mean anything.


Wholesome_and_Angry wrote

My partner is going into healthcare -- as a nurse

I'm doing a philosophy degree so I'm counting on the world ending before I need to rely solely on my income.