On one hand, we have out-of-touch billionaires and moguls who’ve never known the reality of working tooth and nail to survive and hardly making ends meet, telling us we’re simply not working hard enough, and on the other, we’re being sold a falsely glamourous lifestyle of overworking, insisting we need to surpass each another or bear the shame of underperforming in life.
Really insightful work, Brittany.
Capitalism forces everyone into an adversarial posture, always competing, always selling, always trying to smash it, and the other humans trying to survive. I spent 5 years outside that capitalist grind and remade myself into a whole human being. Now, coming back to all this hustle--in the midst of a global pandemic--it's so easy to see how humans are forced to slice themselves up into neat little piles of skills to sell to survive. No whole humans need apply in a gig econ. It's so gross.
Thanks for the article!