On equality

Why do we strive for equality? We say we want smaller wage gaps, equal pay, equal rights, equal privilege, equal opportunities. But do you really want to be equal with everyone else? The worldwide median family income is less than $10,000 per annum. That would be 'fair'. But do you want your family to live on … Continue reading On equality

Being intolerant of intolerance, and other philosophical dilemmas

“The liberal idea of tolerance is more and more a kind of intolerance. What it means is 'Leave me alone; don't harass me; I'm intolerant towards your over-proximity.” ~ Slavoj Žižek   It says a lot about our society that it's acceptable to be as a slut, but not acceptable to not accept the slutty … Continue reading Being intolerant of intolerance, and other philosophical dilemmas

On the cult of content

Do brands really need to become publishers to 'survive' today? I would say no. No consumer* wants to read another piece of ad content written by a brand, ad agency or PR company thing disguised as "useful editorial". No one benefits** from more words being written; from more content clutter on the "inter webs". Not … Continue reading On the cult of content

Who is your master?

If you work for a salary or even own a business that requires you to work a defined number of hours in a defined place every week, you are a slave. A slave is a dependant on a master. A slave is tied to a physical location - a time and place, not of his … Continue reading Who is your master?

On Art vs. Work

This may not be a popular post, but try to follow my logic. I have a lot of friends in the creative industries: musicians, artists, dancers, writers and the like. Like many artists, they are apt to complain of not being paid enough (or at all) for their art. They bemoan the fact that they … Continue reading On Art vs. Work

Lots of questions, not so many answers

Welcome to my observations on the world. Through this blog, I'll explore the biggest ideas and unpack the most interesting questions I observe from my vantage point as one of life's most enthusiastic spectators. From time to I'll be tempted to participate in the game that unfolds before me; but for the most part I'll … Continue reading Lots of questions, not so many answers