can we create some kind of collection of practical reclamation advice? real tangible ways for people to reclaim their lives from the tyranny of work in a contemporary context. a lot of the texts on the subject bemoan the existence of work but offer very little in the ways of how to claim back what's left of your life from the perpetual meat-grinder of capitalist existence. there's always a lot of reasoning as to why work sucks, but short of dismantling capitalism in its entirety, the opportunities to escape don't seem to exist. after all, we all need money to live, right? so in some way we must always engage with the system in order to survive. without having some amount of start-up capital or privelege to access a large amount of land, most people couldn't just find a space to start growing their own food, quit their jobs, and be self-sustaining.
obviously there is a vast spectrum of people in different countries/contexts/etc. who are caught up in the cycle of earning to live, and the opportunities for how they might be able to break out of that--even partially--are going to be wildly different. maybe to the point where the question is already too large and too complex to really tackle.
but the point is, we don't want to work, yet the solution is so radical that it practically feels like speculative fiction. just destroy all of global capitalism. so short of that, what are the practical things we can do now to continue being able to live while also creating a more tolerable existence as we wait for the system to crumble. are there steps we can take to start phasing out work and replacing it with the things we actually want to do?