Consumption doesn’t improve economy or humanity in general. Neither does production. If you want to help, start automating things. (..) We all know working long hours to buy the Nike’s that commercial sold you is foolish. (..) If we want to break the cycle of working long hours just to get fat, let’s stop working those long hours, stop spending that money, and use that time to automate something. It’s the automation that frees us from the consumption/production cycle.
—IHaveNoIdeaWhatImDoing on Obvious to the Casual Observer
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