Just a modern technosapien living as a reflection of this digital renaissance.
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Let me make this perfectly clear... Names, ages, genders, relationships, locations, hospitals... All fake. Totally and completely fake. Any similarity to any event that's ever taken place in the history of man is purely coincidence. My thoughts, beliefs, etc. are my own and may or may not be the thoughts, beliefs, etc., of my employer, my school, or anyone I know. In fact, they're probably not. Basically, it never happened.

السلام عليكم

peace, poetry, & pot .


looking in the wrong place

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It seemed that the whole world was made up of things I couldn’t afford.[…] My life was being spent pushing around meaningless papers that had nothing to do with living. I wasn’t doing anything positive. I wasn’t making anything, creating anything, or contributing to anything. After a while, I wanted to tell them to take their papers and their job and shove it.

But at first I wasn’t like that. After weeks of looking for a job, I was grateful just to have one. I didn’t think about low pay, indecent working conditions, no medical benefits, only one week vacation. I was happy just to be working. I identified with the job and talked about “our” company and told people what “we” manufactured. I wasn’t making two cents over lunch money and talked like I owned the place.

I remember once I was working in some joint where they made trailers. I had a job pushing papers. I told one of my aunt’s friends that she should buy one of those trailers if she ever wanted one. She looked at me like I was crazy. “Why?” she asked. “Are they going to give me a discount?” I felt so stupid. It hit me. They wouldn’t even give me a discount and I was working there.

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Assata Shakur, “Assata: An Autobiography”
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