i'm exhausted of rampant and unregulated capitalism. that is it. i am depressed and explore all avenues to eradicate or make some reasonable peace with it. but i know that any career viable to me now in the guise of money comes at the cost of major sacrifice in pleasure and dignity. and the work that has given me pleasure and dignity offers no true financial respite, hence heightening anxieties and insecurity and also... less pleasure and dignity at the fault of finances and not the purpose of the work. take the soul sucking career, cultivate circle of impressive acquaintances, trash your livlihood for a sugar daddy, offer up all of your pieces in the zoo of parasocial success or die finding lifelong friendships, love, enjoying the immaterial everyday bits of living, and expression by way of art.


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Here's A Thought

Jul 4, 2021 at 5:25pm

If it's so terrible, go and move to North Korea,Cuba or go live with some remote tribes somewhere. Or find a commune to work all day for some food and a roof over your head.
Do you know what regulated capitalism is called? Facism. Perhaps you can think of a few countries where it was tried, and failed.


Jul 4, 2021 at 5:54pm

Hard to exist 'outside' capitalism. Even the art residencies require things from you in a trade of housing for your time/efforts/lectures/etc. Stay a few months up north in a Finnish cabin with perpetual sunlight and a hoard of bugs. Worth it? Not sure.

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I can has?

Jul 4, 2021 at 7:29pm

I can trash my livelihood for a sugar daddy?

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Jul 4, 2021 at 7:50pm

Art is okay, but it doesn't put bread on most tables.

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Teddy Pender Weed Grass

Jul 4, 2021 at 9:47pm


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Jul 4, 2021 at 10:38pm

Unregulated capitalism... did you see the ocean on fire in the Gulf of Mexico? What a sh#tshow. It looked like the gates of hell. This is what happens when you let the corporations write all the rules. The Anthropocene, oligarchies, and people being bid against one another like animals at a racetrack. If you don't want a resurgence of big scary Marxism, then you better ask more from our leadership to sort out this nightmare, because that's what you will get. One political extreme only breeds political extremes.

@Here's A Thought

Jul 5, 2021 at 1:05am

Libertarianism: Stupid, Selfish and Mean. The Koch Brothers are libertarians, need I say more? Mixed economics work, look at the most successful countries in the world, and you will see mixed economics. Do the research and grow up.


Jul 5, 2021 at 8:41am

Forget political philosophy. The bottom line is there is no free ride in any culture. We are social creatures which means we work together, the key word being "work." If you want to stop contributing, go ahead, and notice that what comes back to you diminishes. Quit your job and go on Income Assistance. It's not much money. Go off the grid and notice you can't get food or health care. Smarter people than you call it the struggle for existence.

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Jul 5, 2021 at 11:03am

Everything is tainted under the warm blanket of capitalism. Even the social media falls into this. Therefore it can't be escaped. Go off the grid.

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if you can hack it, why not both?

Jul 5, 2021 at 1:29pm

offer up [your body? your soul?] in the zoo of parasocial success AND find lifelong friendships, love...

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