I, Rule (part II)

Community service in Pixelonia serves two purposes: it gives young kids exposure, time to mature, and builds character AND it provides a grand service to the community relatively cheaply.

Community service includes all of the following (and more):

  • Trash collection
  • Serving in the armed forces
  • Being a fluffer
  • Nursing in old folk’s homes, insane assylums, etc.
  • Serving in homeless shelters
  • Tutoring
  • Sewerage work
  • Road work
  • Other public works
  • Counseling
  • Emergency workers
  • etc.

Upon graduation from High School, students are given an examination and a questionnaire. The examination analyses their aptitude for various jobs and the questionnaire their preferrence for these self-same jobs.
Selection is then made by an automated process which attempts to give everyone their choices.

Alternatively, students may submit their own service project to be monitored by a committee. The project shall be judged by expected value and the progress will be monitored by an expert in the area.

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3 Responses to I, Rule (part II)

  1. Ex_cal says:

    Ooooh so many problems with this!

    1) An idealistic society has an armed forces? Oh woe… WOE!

    2) It takes a TEST to decide what one can do? Well what happens if someone deliberately attempts to skew the test in the way of their chosen carreer? Or is stressed out and therefore performs worse on the test than they would’ve? And that’d imply only the stupid people get to do the menial tasks, therefore creating a job elite!


  2. Alacaeriel says:

    might one ask about the service of being a fluffer?

    I know a little about working in nursing homes. It might as well have been community service. The pay was crap. The upside of it would be vastly improved patience in the people who did the work. Nothing improves one’s patience like asking an old lady if she wants tea or coffee and have her babble on about anything *except* tea or coffee…

    And an idealistic society may need armed forces to protect itself from other, not-so-idealistic societies. Just a thought.

  3. Aether says:

    Have you ever read The Giver?

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