But the 8-hour workday is too profitable for big business, not because of the amount of work people get done in eight hours (the average office worker gets less than three hours of actual work done in 8 hours) but because it makes for such a purchase-happy public. Keeping free time scarce means people pay a lot more for convenience, gratification, and any other relief they can buy. It keeps them watching television, and its commercials. It keeps them unambitious outside of work.
We’ve been led into a culture that has been engineered to leave us tired, hungry for indulgence, willing to pay a lot for convenience and entertainment, and most importantly, vaguely dissatisfied with our lives so that we continue wanting things we don’t have. We buy so much because it always seems like something is still missing.
i’m sorry, but this tweet is the best
We’re beginning to wonder if it’s possible for an animal to be so awesomely cute that the sight of them actually breaks the human brain for a moment. These spectacularly fluffy bunnies are Angora Rabbits, bred for their extraordinarily long soft wool and, we hope, because watching creatures like this hop around makes people deliriously happy. They look like giant tribbles with faces.