It does not depend on giving this or that person work, but which work is performed, just work which the community needs. If we look at the matter in such a way, we realise that what must become the impulse of our work must be a feeling of solidarity penetrated by real wisdom, the living social feeling that shall take place in any human soul. Not the abstract love, not that love which talks only about love and cannot see beyond its nose, but only that love which is illumined by knowledge can cause an improvement of the human conditions.
Source: Rudolf Steiner – GA 56 – Knowledge of Soul and Spirit: Occupation and Earnings – Berlin, 12 March 1908
Previously posted on September 3, 2017