The distinction between work and hobbies is an interesting capitalist construct (the former being what you must do to live; the latter, what you’re passionate about and enjoy doing.) Under capitalism, work is what you do to sponsor the hobbies of your bosses.
A bitter truth so well expressed.
What is more unfortunate is that a large section of the exploited will yet deny to confront this truth.
@aral Totally! The protestant work ethic has really formed the base idea that "work" has to, by definition, suck. That you need to suffer if you want to be paid. This can then be used to justify poor working conditions. On the other side it can also justify paying people like artists, terribly, because they actually experience some pleasure in their work.
It also means that one very cool resistance strategy to the whole bad machinery it to practice Savoir Vivre. Those "passionate" corporate folks can buy colorful slides and Foosball tables but they know deep down that their essential activities are joyless. Many of us, not playing the game, are having a lot of fun and looking good doing it!
Those who have implemented #communism always created hell on Earth.
Amazing, even after #WWII #French "intelligentsia", bunch of bon vivants loved #communism and tried to poison others with this idea.
They "created" for instance #PolPot. He and his French educated communist friends killed almost 1/4 population of Cambodia.
Have you ever been to Phnom Penh?
If not go there and visit Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. You will see #French influenced communism.
@Br0m3x I'm sorry to hear that you were forced to do so. I suppose that you lived in a country that claimed to be communist ?! If so, please consider that it is possible that communism have multiple definitions and you may have experienced something different of what today's communists dream. @frankie95 @aral
@Br0m3x Because if you criticise capitalism you must be a communist, right? How are the 1950s doing today? Spoken to McCarthy recently?
Did I say that? I only asked you if you ever lived in a communist country?
If you heard about McCarthy you're probably aware that after WWII in many western countries "communism" was a hype like nowadays. It's a common thing in times of struggle.
@aral The concept of a hobby is a construct of prosperity. There have always been things you had to do to survive. In a society with high inequality, part of that involves financing the hobbies of those you have to pay ransom to: the king, the pope, the knight, the landowner, the neighborhood gang.
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