“When people throw themselves into an activity for the sake of the activity itself, and not for some external reward, they tend to report long term fulfillment.”
There’s plenty of articles out there about how technology and robots are coming to take our jobs, but don’t worry, this isn’t one of those.
Rather than suggest that things like a universal basic income are inevitable, this New York magazine article explains how to find meaning in your life outside of your job.
Research has found the best way to add meaning to your life is to pursue long term progress (in anything) and to be kind to others. It suggests the quickest path to meaning and happiness is to pursue mastery and focus on helping others.