“5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Work Too Hard” by Brigid Schulte

(Nick’s Notes: I have reprinted this article with the permission of both Brigid and the Washington Post. You should also check out her book when it comes out which sounds really interesting) Forget Russian figure skater Julia Lipnitskaia spinning in a blur with her leg impossibly held straight up against her ear. The sight of skier…

Distortions of Desire: Choosing so that Which one Chooses had no Longer Been Chosen

Cross-post; original text here. This cross-post in particular merely includes excerpts from the original post due to posting length. The post concerns the conflicted nature of desire in the capitalist economy, specifically stating that it leads to a conception of necessary activity/”work” that must be presupposed before the notion of a “work ethic” can be…