25 Jobs That Wouldn’t Exist If People Were Actually Decent To Each Other

It seems a bit paradoxical, but a large part of our economy (a good thing) is built on the fact that we are quite poorly behaved towards one another as humans (a bad thing). Without getting too deep, it is probably worth pointing out that if we weren’t so nasty towards each other, there wouldn’t really be any need for an economy in the traditional sense of things or for many of the jobs out there because we would probably all just share everything. We know, that’s communism and there’s no room for that in these parts. Well, yeah, it’s true. Communism gets messy, but that’s not because communism is flawed. It’s because we are flawed. It all comes back to people and how we treat each other.

Most developed economies are built around the fact that people are selfish and not very nice to each other. They harness that very effectively and turn it into something that is beneficial to all of us. That is the magic of capitalism. It somehow manages to bring something good out of something bad. So, without being any more philosophical than we have to be, these are 25 jobs that wouldn’t exist if people were actually decent to each other.

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25

Locksmiths

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Because we wouldn’t need locks

24

Child Protective Services

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Because being able to have a baby doesn’t necessarily make someone able to care for it.

23

Soldiers

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Until Independence Day….just because people are decent doesn’t mean squat about aliens.

22

Escalation teams

Source: reddit

These are the guys at the call center who you get referred to when you ask for the “manager.”

21

Lawyers

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They have colleges that teach people how to deal with human indecency.

20

Bodyguards

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Because people wouldn’t mug you. They would ask you kindly.

19

Moderators

Source: reddit

Because people are even worse when they’re anonymous.

18

Graffiti Removers

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Depending on your perspective, either the removers or the artists are to blame, but either way, the removers would be out of a job.

17

Alarm salesmen

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Because people would ask you before trying to come into your house.

16

Tax Auditors

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Everyone would just donate to the IRS

15

Cashiers

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They wouldn’t even have to watch the self checkout line.

14

Ushers

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They are there so that we don’t kill each other over seats.

13

Anti-virus software companies

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To be fair, many of these companies produce things that are even worse than malware.

12

Asset protectors

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They’re the guys that stand at the exit and “check” your receipt to make sure you didn’t steal anything.

11

City Inspectors

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Although some of the code violations are simply due to the passing of time and human error, there’s also the people who just don’t care about rules.

10

Animal Rescue Services

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9

Bouncers

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Because people are even less decent when they’re drunk.

8

Rhino watcher

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All because people try to poach them.

7

Police Officers

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Okay, so that was kind of obvious.

6

Litter collectors

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Except in Singapore

5

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At least they make people feel safe, right?

4

Parking lot security guards

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This is possibly the lowest rung of the “security jobs” ladder.

3

Prison Guards

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Because there wouldn’t be bad guys to put in prisons

2

Social worker

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If people were decent, there would be no need.

1

Shopping cart collector

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Because apparently throwing your shopping cart in the canal is easier than just returning it