Michele Grant, Ocean Shores
What happens to people who reject the pursuit of wealth as the primary focus of adult life? Does anyone have a choice?
Are we free or able to exist outside the mainstream or must we sell our time and labour to sustain our life? Is capitalistic exploitation the only pathway we have to follow? Do we have to be independently wealthy before we can choose to live an alternative lifestyle?
What happens to people who can’t compete in the marketplace, ordinary people who have no special gifts or talents to nurture, who lack confidence or abilities or perhaps simply have no opportunity to pursue a career? Some never find a niche in our competitive workplaces.
They have nowhere to run. They have no means to survive. Do we let them rot and die? Or can we set them free and let them be?