What determines a profession to be stand up and honest? Every job is brought forth into life by the money it tells a story to convince that the job has value to society and should be able to rightly command an abundant price for the people living as that job for their private living expenses. It’s the same money which compels the bad to act into organized crime, and it’s the same money which protects them from public discrimination and gives them a dignified life. Must we produce something material or concrete like a sound plumbing job or a knife by ourselves and sell our product and service individually to be stand up and honest? Must we be selling a product that is proven to let society be off better with it than without it, on the shoulders of engineering practicalities inventing some new material adapted to some sort of usage? What about jobs offering services rather than goods? Is it stand up to be doing back office work for a company whose only aim is to profit at the cost of all externalities under the direction of a CEO who is compelled by the gods to value profit over their employee’s quality of life?
What determines any service to be good and right and honest? Any good, right, or honesty in the services offered are easily interpreted as an excuse and a justification that capitalism should continue existing. When have you met a good parent whose will is to force you to conform and put your head low in the administration and to carefully weigh positions of authority because they are dangerous in how power intoxicates? Any good done in the services offered without proposing a political direction other than the imminent one or that doesn’t speak about politics is good exemplifying how capitalism works so well and how education is working well and how the markets are right and good in their aim while their only aim is profit. Entrepreneurs that invented services that people discover they would like to demand are akin to people winning the lottery given that their environmental sociological input and upbringing pulled them by the hand to an answer, and that answer happened to press the jackpot and this entrepreneur inherits a degree of fortune and again, without political views the default is the capitalist view and capitalism has another agent and advertiser for its alleged usefulness and pressing importance to everyone.
The pressing importance of capitalism is the voice in each’s head that asks what you will decide to do to prove your worth and usefulness to the system in an all or nothing competition of the fittest in a deathmatch of intelligence and secret planning and organizing, all under the guise of benevolence and doing what is best for all for society in the service of society, in the illusion that you are a very good person. Defeating and annihilating the competition until there is no one left to challenge your position and blind faith is established in your vision to attract money to the important people making the vital decisions, that is competition. I loathed myself each time I won a prize or got distinction in the education game because it implied how idiotic and of lesser worth everyone else was, without myself believing everyone else was worth less than me. I was put on parade as a bright example of how successful the education system is to induce a human being to that degree of excellence and perfection when the actual story behind it was not the case at all. I couldn’t see an end to the endless competitions often at the cost of people’s futures, people that I interacted with as friends.
With being a student and in rebellion of the well known fact that schoolwork – all of it – becomes useless at graduation, comes an arrogance and a form of authority a student wields about his self importance because he is “educating himself to become an adult that is critically thinking and stands up for what is good and right”. From birth our default is accept and embrace the system because older people know better apparently. For supporting a vital pillar that makes capitalism work which is its education of the young and vulnerable, as a group the students of the world are equally responsible as the adults that fund education for keeping their heads too low and accepting all the curriculum, in rebellion of how education is useless for all its critical thinking and case studies of the world. Students accept their parents paying real money towards their path towards a stable job, while jumping enthusiastically as their status in society allows them to go on all sorts of adventures and mischief with forgiveness waiting for them on a system level, where everything done during our education is forgiven and assumed to be for our education. Students use the money given to them by their parents to buy goods and services and are a vital part of this consumer economy. It’s as if the parents are bribing their children to embrace their status of student and follow the rules quietly without critically thinking about their position at this time.
All in all young and old the whole lot is responsible for the petrified slowly decaying corpse that is capitalism, eating its populace away with job flexibility and death threats if anyone fails to comply. So I am embarassed at my conduct as a student, I trusted the wrong parent and family. And the adults that gone through the horror of education and come out whole and put their memories and the education system itself behind them, that’s kind of criminal too. Turning a blind eye keeping one eye closed and another open while teaching the future generation, sketching a little piece of paradise within the schools as a teacher accepting the bribe of consent and silence as they get paid their wages. Back to the question: What makes any productions of goods, or offering of services stand up, reasonable, and honest? What is the scope of jobs that I can say are safe bets towards being an actually good person? What are the jobs that actively harm society and make this world a more dangerous place?
Speaking of making this a more dangerous place, doing anything that supports the mainstream drive for fashion and novelty is quite toxic. So that would include movie stars, singers, dancers, advertising, music industry, TV industry, TV series industry, anime industry, it depends on what books you’re writing, and the elderly pastimes that drive the mainstream obsession for profit like the housing industry, stock market industry, political diplomacy industry, entertainment industry. For lulling the populace into a brief lasting space of comfort the restaurant industry, the coffee industry, the drinks industry like the big corporations that produce canned drinks and the Taiwanese bubble tea places, the food industry, the travel industry for subverting the burning question into tasty eats and soaking up the atmosphere, tourism industry. And for perfecting your art in the current social and economic climate, the pro audio industry is guilty for producing an excellent product charging a high price to fuck off in some local paradise spending their retirement in a hole somewhere, headphone and earphone industry, art industry, industrial and artsy art industries. For diverting the public attention to gadgets instead of the looming crisis of politics and war and crime and war on drugs and war on organized crime, the electronics industry, the smartphone industry, the television industry for facilitating the advertising and suggestion TV does. Politics has been quarrelling since forever when the big problem staring us in the face is a money problem, it’s a distribution of money/power problem, it’s an exchange rates problem, it’s a society thinking like merchants problem.
For me it’s difficult to identify any industry that from all angles is bulletproof honest best for all trade. Public transportation industry is pretty good, construction industry for building functional homes for people to live in and streets we can use, plumbing industry the problem and solution is presented quite plainly, waste disposal industry is quite practical and necessary, cleaning industry, car maintenance industry so people have working cars to use forever, sewage and water distribution industry, power industry so everyone has electricity, phone service providers for providing 4G, furniture industry, bed industry. The goods and services that we share are the things that when produced or maintained are best for all.