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.

Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed (via beccap)

This was an interesting read.

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I cannot wait to own my own business and stop this 8-hr-day foolishness.

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It’s time to take a look at everything that you’ve ever been taught to believe.

establishedin81:

Ask yourself three important questions:

1. Why do I believe this?

2. How did I come to believe this?

3. Why should I continue to believe this?

"Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies." Nietzsche

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thamanagement:

thedomesticcurl:

allthingskeetaray:

fayiza:

Black Jessica Rabbit, yes! <3

I.Can.Dig It!

yaasss!

Love!

thamanagement:

thedomesticcurl:

allthingskeetaray:

fayiza:

Black Jessica Rabbit, yes! <3

I.Can.Dig It!

yaasss!

Love!

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#LongLiveStunting

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“There is no African, myself included, who does not appreciate the help of the wider world, but we do question whether aid is genuine or given in the spirit of affirming one’s cultural superiority. My mood is dampened every time I attend a benefit whose host runs through a litany of African disasters before presenting a (usually) wealthy, white person, who often proceeds to list the things he or she has done for the poor, starving Africans. Every time a well-meaning college student speaks of villagers dancing because they were so grateful for her help, I cringe. Every time a Hollywood director shoots a film about Africa that features a Western protagonist, I shake my head — because Africans, real people though we may be, are used as props in the West’s fantasy of itself. And not only do such depictions tend to ignore the West’s prominent role in creating many of the unfortunate situations on the continent, they also ignore the incredible work Africans have done and continue to do to fix those problems.”

Uzodinma Iweala, “Stop Trying to ‘Save’ Africa”

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miguu:

what i never
learned
from my mother
was that
just because someone desires you
does
not mean they value you.
desire is the kind of thing that
eats you
and
leaves you starving.

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omgoshitskabs:

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Call of the Wild, The Cosby Show (4x02) [x]

Yeeeeeeeessss!!!!!

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