David Herman
David Herman

Why Work?

The Start-Up Nation is constantly coming up with revolutionary life-changing ideas but it is unlikely that the latest one will be bettered in a very long time.

In his mind-blowing bestseller “Why Work?” Professor Nimrod Nowerksky postulated the theory that work is an unnecessary evil and a form of modern slavery that should have been done away with long ago. Why should human beings come into the world to spend the best part of their lives slaving away at some unrewarding job just to earn a few paltry coppers when instead they could be enjoying the great beauty and pleasures of the world that Hashem created for them. In his book Professor Nowerksky explains in great detail all the harm that work does to the human soul and by extension to the working nations. By eliminating work and all the suffering and money-chasing it involves he shows how we achieve a purer form of life on earth.

And already Israel the Start-Up Nation is putting these ideas into practice. For a start by banning all work during the week and punishing those who blatantly violate the ban. This means that Israelis no longer need to earn money by working. In return the Israeli government provides them with all their needs and the thankful Israelis for the first time in their history are free to enjoy life and the soul-enriching beauty of the world and the land they live in. So much so indeed that many nations are preparing to follow suit by decreeing an end to work in all its forms.

Efi Bruto, an ex-accountant, had this to say: “I’ve been working solidly for the past 47 years and suddenly to be freed from the airless confines of the office and not to have to worry about getting my pay check and not to have to get up early in the morning to rush to work. I’m so grateful to the Government of Israel for giving me this amazing sense of freedom and to realize that there is far more to life than work and wages.”

Many foreign government leaders have been in touch with the Israeli government asking for advice about how to end the suffering of their poor citizens by imitating the Start-Up Nation’s successful enforcement of the ban on work and other measures that ensure that people all over the civilized world may henceforth lead blissful work-free lives for the first time in the history of mankind.

Such is the success and attraction of Israel’s anti-work campaign that Professor Nowerksky’s revolutionary work has been translated into over 100 languages to teach people the world over the amazing benefits of a workless existence.

Of course, there are still some who openly oppose the Start-Up revolution and cling doggedly to the ages-old belief in working for a living and refuse to realize the manifold benefits of the workless world encapsulated so proudly in the brand-new slogan “Work not, want not!” There are even countries where the governments still force their citizens to continue working despite the general tendency in their populations to reject their brutal directives to the extent that they are on the verge of popular anti-work uprisings.
As Professor Nowerksky so rightly points out in the introduction to his magisterial work “Work is a concept altogether at odds with the true meaning of Creation and living happily on earth. Why do animals not have to work and slave humiliatingly for their daily bread? The idea of work, a relatively modern human invention, is entirely alien to them. After all, human beings are also basically animals so why can’t they follow in the footsteps of their four-legged fur-lined animal brethren?”

So if you happen to know anyone here in Israel who still has not heard about the work-ban and mistakenly plans to go off to work, please explain to him that in the Israel of 2020 nobody should even dream of doing such a heinous and backward thing as working because that is not at all what life on earth is all about.

About the Author
London-born David Herman came on aliyah in 1966 after graduating from Cambridge University. In the 1960s, he founded the Good Times Publishing Company specializing in publishing newspapers in simplified English, French and Arabic for the Israeli school system. David currenty works as a translator, and is also very active in the field of songwriting and performing under the musical name, David Ben Reuven.