What Does Summer Vacation Look Like in Copiosis?

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Nobody “earns their living” at a sucky job in Copiosis. Thus, “vacation” means something completely different. After all, what is a vacation beyond the freedom to do what you want, when you want? Capitalism limits such freedom in the extreme — but in Copiosis, freedom is limitless.

It always was about work

Vacation as defined today is relatively new in capitalism. But the word’s use goes back almost a millennium, when William the Conqueror, ordered England’s law courts closed every summer. Before long, new universities followed suit, suspending classes during summer.

“Summer break” back then wasn’t about rest, travel and recreation. Rather, feudal lords and the church forced people into the fields. For the masses, Sunday offered their only respite. Even then, authorities expected them in church, where clergy preached about idleness as evil. This continued well into the 20th Century.

A break proved its value

By the 1800s, physicians and clergy alike recognized “brain fatigue” as a problem. “Getting away from it all” offered benefits, they realized. However, only wealthy people enjoyed such breaks, at least in the beginning. Still, railroads and other transportation options expanded travel opportunities. Cars and modern highways especially sparked a wandering urge and vacations transformed. Thanks to technology, most had within reach what were once rare and costly luxuries.

Copiosis redefines “vacation”

The Cambridge Dictionary defines the word vacation as, “A time when someone does not go to work or school but is free to do what they want, such as travel or relax.” In Copiosis, that’s how it is for everyone, all the time — so vacation in the sense of being free to do nothing doesn’t mean a lot.

At Copiosis we define “freedom” distinctly. Freedom, in our view, doesn’t exist. Not yet. But it will in Copiosis. Here’s how we define “freedom”:

So freedom means something unique in Copiosis. Merging travel with that freedom gives humans an experience rarely had. Especially among Americans. Travel is another matter.

Paid to travel?

Believe it or not, folks get paid to travel in Copiosis. Remember people get rewarded for Net Beneficial actions. One prominent American author and philosopher noted a major benefit of travel over 150 years ago:

Travel to other parts of the world (or even one’s own country) can educate, promote peace and understanding, and refresh mind and body. All of this is Net Beneficial.

By eliminating “earning a living” folks can vacation full time if they want. Nothing stops them. And those experiences will be richer for everyone.

In Copiosis, every day is a vacation.

By KJ McElrath

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