Quote o’ the Day

Much of atomic-world culture is based on the notion that suffering is good and necessary, that life properly consists of doing something pointless and/or wretched for most of one’s life in order to have a few hours of pleasure every week. This is a stupid and evil notion.

That’s the very wise Soph.

It may in some circumstances be sadly necessary to do something pointless and/or wretched for most of one’s life in order to have a few hours of pleasure every week, but we shouldn’t overestimate how often that’s necessary, or consider it The Way Things Ought To Be rather than, as it ought to be considered, as a problem to be fixed.

Here’s to the end of the Scarcity Economy! :)

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