This is an excellent rant by Umair Haque. What’s the point? Why do we do this to ourselves? Why do you think you can’t break the cycle. You don’t have to settle.
Such a carefully sophisticated engine of human misery; of finessed cruelty; all to rake in a few extra pennies an hour, at the expense of dignity, intelligence, creativity, commitment, fairness, craft, service, sovereignty…sanity.
The Great Enterprise of the Age of Stagnation is the wholesale manufacture not of great, world-shaking, ground-breaking ideas, inventions, concerns…but of bigger and bigger assholes.
And to steal a line from Macklemore,
Make the money, don’t let the money make you…change the game, don’t let the game change you.
Be yourself. Be passionate. Don’t be just another asshole perpetuating the mind-numbing production and selling and buying of crap nobody needs.
Change the game.