Robert Anton Wilson's essay, "Ten Good Reasons to Get Out of Bed in the Morning," was first published in Oui magazine in 1977, and while it has dated a bit (the technology predictions did not work out as planned, although I'm still betting on them in the long run) it's still a powerful essay, still largely convincing in its message. (I have all kinds of communication and entertainment options that didn't exist in 1977. For example, I can communicate with people all over the world with this blog -- I don't need any help from somebody with a printing press. So there's good stuff RAW didn't anticipate in his techno-optimism.)
Someone named Matthew Shelton has recorded it on Soundcloud, so that if you like you can listen to it. It's just under half an hour long.