80/20 rule. 20% of the people do 80% of the work. 80% of the people do 20% of the work.
If you try to “do something” about those that don’t contribute as much, it’ll still work out to around 80%/20%. What you have to do is incorporate them into whatever plan you have.
The impetus to contribute can come from empahy. It can also come from boredom. Solely pursuing self-interest gets boring for most people and so they start to contribute. They won’t contribute much but they’ll contribute something.
Fewer people would work but ALREADY a lot of the people who work are dead weight anyway.
But what will happen then when the less valuable workers stop working?
The 80/20 will STILL continue, even if the 100% changes.
Good point. In big cities, “Civil Inattention” is considered good etiquette that in most places in the world, civil inattention is rudeness.
Why is it like that in cities? Because people are busy busy busy – business. It’s rude to interrupt their busy-ness.
Less busy? Less civil inattention, more engagement.
altruism is mammalian and the traits are in most people. But shiity (unenriched) environments can cause it to temporarily malfunction, sometimes for a lifespan or several generations.
You mean they’d get bored.
I don’t think that’s ever a real problem so long as there is entertainment. internet, tv, hobbies, gossip,- there’s always something to do.
Besides, nihlism and directionlessness can also be a form of freedom and purpose a shackle, if the purpose is incorrect.
What you’re describing sounds like a fear of a certain type of Utopia reaching fruition or more fundamentally, a fear of Protestant Heaven – the white fluffy clouds with nothing to do, wishing for Hell instead type of thing.‘