Thursday, January 03, 2019

You Are What You Do

You are what you do.  If you do boring, stupid monotonous work, chances are you'll end up boring, stupid and monotonous.  Work is a much better explanation for the creeping cretinization all around us than even such significant moronizing mechanisms as television and education.  People who are regimented all their lives, handed off to work from school and bracketed by the family in the beginning and the nursing home at the end, are habituated to hierarchy and psychologically enslaved.  Their aptitude for autonomy is so atrophied that their fear of freedom is among their few rationally grounded phobias.

-- Robert Charles "Bob" Black, Jr. (4 January 1951 -), American anarchist and author, The Abolition of Work (1985)

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