Humans have two basic needs. They need enough to eat and enough to do.
Work is now the organizing principle of a reasonable life, whether you like it or not Mr. Tuttle. Humans are made for striving, at least since that mishap in the garden.
The organizing principle of a reasonable life until recently used to be getting enough to eat. With 90% or more of the population directly involved in growing food, having enough meaningful work to do was not a practical concern.
We now live in a culture where sociologists tell us that poverty causes obesity. The solution is distributism.
Don’t get your britches in a bundle Mr. Tuttle. There need not be anything coercive about distributism. People love working for themselves. People hate being cubicle wage slaves. Gardening is the #1 popular past time in the country. Why? Because people crave peas? Or because people are natural distributists?
Peace and prosperity to all in the new year.
-Harry Dexter White