norton productivity law
it takes getting nothing done to make us human again – Quinn Norton
Norton Auto-Updater (@quinnnorton) tweeted at 4:04 AM – 4 Oct 2017 :
Most importantly, for creative people, there’s just that one measuring stick for whether or not we’re legit and successful, and it’s fucked. (http://twitter.com/quinnnorton/status/915517944108666880?s=17)
measuring things.. us.. ness
John Cage‘s silence
Not many people in my situation have stories that go as well as mine. I think all the time about all the lives we throw away in America.
from refusal of work
kathi weeks: productivist ethics assume that productivity is what defines and refines us, so that when human capacities for speech, intellect, thought and fabrication are not directed to productive ends, they are reduced to mere idle talk/curiosity/thoughts/hands, their non instrumentality a shameful corruption of these human qualities. even pleasure are describe as less worthy when they are judged to be idle (weeks 2011)
how the wider moralisation of work might impact upon everyday attempts to resist employment
he (marx) regarded the state as an instrument of violence in the command of the ruling class; but the actual power of the ruling class did not consist of or rely on violence. it was defined by the role the ruling class played in society, or more exactly, by its role in the process of production
ब्रानिस्लाभ इभानोभिच (@pkssajalstha) tweeted at 7:07 PM – 8 Mar 2019 :
“Our economies has become vast engine for producing nonsense” – David Graeber. #Fact (http://twitter.com/pkssajalstha/status/1104201954903904256?s=17)
via Charles fb share:
What many people feel during empty moments or deliberate experiments at meditation is a churning unease that says “I should be doing something”. This cultural compulsion is so strong that even spiritual practices such as meditation and prayer are easily converted into just another thing to do, moments mortgaged to the campaign of improving life.