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Fri, Jan. 9th, 2009 01:36 am
Capitalism: doesn't it make you (mentally) sick?

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(Anonymous)
Fri, Jan. 9th, 2009 01:43 am (UTC)
Re: competitive un-consumption

Hey Nick,

There's no doubt some element of it out there, but to another degree, you have to be desirous / insecure enough to buy into that model. If there's anything I've learned in my life it is that the people who are secure in their own skins (no matter what their material circumstances) can view the world through a more equanimous lens.

I spend 99% of my day on the Internet as it's my job, and it's equally easy to fall into the jealousy and desire trap when you're behind a desk in an office, and reading other people's Twitter tweets about how wonderful their lives / jobs are. The grass is always greener on the other side of the modem, of course. ;)


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