The Political Ideal of Working for Your Food
Whether or not you are Marxist or anything like that, you can appreciate that there is something
fundamentally whole about working for your food, such as gardening or killing and preparing meat.
There is a wholeness and a completeness to it which appeals to our sense of direction and purpose.
We feel connected with the earth, with our primal ancestors, when we have things like fresh killed
meat, fresh caught fish, and fruit and vegetables ripe from the garden or our fruit trees.
Political ideals may make a big deal out of this utopian idea, but the truth is that most people have
this picture in their mind when they think about what they will do with their home, family and
generations in their daydreams. It is something inherent in all of us that mankind was somehow
meant to glean the fields, pick the ripe apple, kill the deer, and cook everything together in an old
fashioned version of apple crisp.
When it comes to abusing illicit substances in modern day worksites, there is a lack, a hole, within
the abusers and they feel empty on the inside. They are not completing themselves and so therefore
they feel incomplete. It is this feeling of intense lack which make drug abuse and alcoholism so
appealing in the first place. It makes it even more appealing when you have something very close to
self annihilation on the mind and wish to just escape from reality forever.
However, many people who have recovered from substance abuse have stated that they felt better
when working. If they had to choose one true course of pulling themselves out of the mire, they
would choose hard and continuous work. They feel more whole and better about themselves when
they work for a living. This yet another reason to incorporate Mediscreen’s onsite drug and
alcohol testing regularly in your business. We are one of Australia’s leading drug testing
collection agency, and we can provide you with the information you need to evaluate your
employees correctly and fairly. Our onsite drug testing is NATA accredited and we are proud of the
work your business has put into putting food on the tables of your employees.
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