A Working Prototype

You’re nothing if you don’t have a job.

If you don’t go to work and earn a paycheck, performing mindless tasks on command, volunteering your time for money you won’t receive for at least another week at the expense of your health and happiness for someone else’s long-term profit, you’re nothing.


You need to get up off your ass, get out there into the world and acquire gainful employment, without which you might not make it in the world or become financially stable, and even with financial stability you might not make it but you have to take that chance.

This isn’t a philosophy.

There isn’t any time for lofty concepts.

You have more important things to worry about, like what you’re going to do with all that time you’re wasting at home, unable to afford the rent it costs to live there, and utility companies demanding ransom.

You need money to pay the electric bill so your alarm clock wakes you up to go to work.

You need to leave home, go to work for the money it’s going to cost for you to come back home, something to live for, for the money it’s going to cost to get yourself back to work.

You’re not a prototype.

No one else wants to work either.

But they have families, just like you, children to feed and clothe, like you do.

And they also want to enjoy the small increments of time they don’t have time to waste when they’re not humiliating and degrading themselves by going to work and doing things which have nothing to do with who they are, which have no concrete relevance to their lives, which are arbitrary and meaningless, producing things they can’t afford to buy that other people like them, for the same reason, can’t afford to not produce.

You’re not the first to want to boycott their own life, to avoid their responsibilities, shut themselves in, lock the doors and windows and stop paying the phone bill.

But you still have to pay your rent, because you really don’t want to get evicted, because you need a home address if you want to get a job.

And what if you get sick—it’s not important that your job may be the reason you need health insurance.

It’s not important that there are no jobs available.

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