Do you not see the problems with the anarchist ideology? There will always be humans who exploit others, and anarchy would give them free reign to do so. How would you suggest we combat crime in an ancom society when human nature is (sadly) one of self interest and greed. Equally, if everyone was rewarded the same amount for varying levels of work, wouldn't that just weed out ambition because what's the point in working hard if there's no reward. That in my mind would limit progress?
Honestly I always ignore these messages about “human nature,” because this is an absurdly overused argument that is just recycling the same talking points. Like, do you type this out without giving any thought to what “human nature,” actually means?
Human nature is how people think, feel, and act - the way you people talk, you’d think that human nature isn’t an extremely complex thing that is reflective of the society one lives in. You guys will talk about human nature being so bad in a stateless society but turn around and support a society that gives certain people power over others. So what… this human nature argument does apply here? This hierarchy is supposed to lead to freedom, justice, and fairness? All of a sudden we don’t want to address that argument?
As far as the next part to your question, this is another common argument that I find to be silly. Think back to when you were a kid and answering the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Some children answer “doctor.” Now what’s their motivation behind that? Is it because they are searching for a big paycheck with spiffy benefits? Probably not. It’s because they want to help people. What about the kid who answers “painter?” It likely has to do with their passion for art. Now how does that get corrupted over time? We get taught that the ultimate goal for the future is monetary profit and how that contributes to our current society.
So what happens when we eliminate the almighty dollar from the equation? Does everyone just abandon their dreams? Maybe some but for the most part, probably not. They’re going to pursue it based off of their passion for helping people or creating things or delving into the unknown, etc. We’re no longer looking at money being the ultimate goal which a lot of people can’t currently fathom because that idea is so ingrained in minds. Not everyone is going to abandon their dreams and goals and motivation to help people or create just because there’s no monetary incentive.
Like, really think about it. If you were presented with the chance to do whatever you wanted, without any obstacles, what would you do? I always think back to my dad when this question comes up. Everyone has played the “if you won the lottery, would you still work/what would you do” question. My dad told me back then that he would quit his job immediately. He was a machinist who worked 6 days a week, 8-10 hours a day and he hated his job. But then he said he would go to college so he would become a history teacher because that was always his dream. So when presented with the option of never working again, he would have chose to pursue a different kind of work. A kind of work that appealed to him based off of passion, rather than money and I think that’s the kind of response we would primarily see in this type of society.