Funding My Existence — a project I’ve been working on since spring 2012 — is picking up momentum! As I wrote on the project Facebook page, “Funding My Existence is an online community intended to help people ‘make a living’ if they’re willing to share the fruits of a creative life. We hope this will help bridge our entire civilization into the future we’ve always envisioned.”
H+ Magazine just published the second article describing the project, titled “Future of Work: Finding Value in the Rejects of the Job Economy.” Here’s a short excerpt from the essay:
Unless one is capable of staying in what our society has deemed a ‘normal’ state of consciousness for 20-40 hours per week week after week, one cannot ‘make a living.’ I for one agree with Fuller’s argument that no one should have to make a living. If the time and energy required to pay bills and feed ourselves prevents us from actually making the changes and progress that we envision in the world, then we are in trouble and we have also lost our link with America’s founding mission statement to guarantee ‘Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness’ to all.
If this project speaks to you and you’d like to be involved in its development, feel free to join the Funding My Existence: Advisory Team Facebook group. Please also take a look at the first FME essay from April 2012.