Alot of people don’t know this but you can actually be really happy.
But the 8-hour workday is too profitable for big business, not because of the amount of work people get done in eight hours (the average office worker gets less than three hours of actual work done in 8 hours) but because it makes for such a purchase-happy public. Keeping free time scarce means people pay a lot more for convenience, gratification, and any other relief they can buy. It keeps them watching television, and its commercials. It keeps them unambitious outside of work.
We’ve been led into a culture that has been engineered to leave us tired, hungry for indulgence, willing to pay a lot for convenience and entertainment, and most importantly, vaguely dissatisfied with our lives so that we continue wanting things we don’t have. We buy so much because it always seems like something is still missing.
My parents are going to visit my sister in Minnesota. That’s all fine.
However- they are going over State Fair time and I feel like disowning them all because I love the fair and haven’t been in 9 years now.
We will be in Copenhagen for 4 days in October and one of the only items on our to do list is to eat at NOMA while we are there. October reservations begin Monday so we are already strategizing. Get up at 2 am, I’m online, Chris on the phone.
All for a restaurant reservation.
We are ridiculous.
Chris and I realized this morning that neither of us has had a cold/flu since we went to Paris in April of 2013. (Chris caught some cold or something on the plane there.)
I can only conclude that France is good for the immune system.
And yes, I realize I just jinxed the whole damn thing by mentioning it.