notice how capitalism is demanding you turn yourself into a brand then alter that brand to appeal to more people so that you can more effectively sell yourself
yeah don't do that
make yourself unpalatable, i say. if capitalism is gonna try to consume us all you should at least put a bad taste in its mouth
be toxic to capitalism
i hate how people are like: "oh you have enthusiasm for x, you should turn that passion into a soulless grind in an attempt to profit from it"
@ThatWallflower This is very well put!
I have had similar thoughts for awhile but I couldn't find succinct words for them like yours.
@ThatWallflower s/profit from it/put bread on your table from it/
@ThatWallflower what if doing that is the only thing I'm good at though?
@imani then do what you need to survive.
@ThatWallflower It's like prostitution, except that the rich can exploit this kind. That's why sexual prostitution is demonized by capitalists & other authoritarians.
It's easier to control someone's identity than it is to control their body. People don't fight back as much on the former because let's face it: Identity is a mess. The more we learn and adapt to our surroundings, the more we grow, and our identities change to reflect that.
@ThatWallflower And just to be clear, there's no issue with either kind of prostitution. The issue comes when people do it for someone else, not themselves.
@ThatWallflower as an artist who isn’t yet doing jobs, im rlly nervous about how the capitalist system could effect my art and my “”personal brand™”/social media presence :/
@miiiwu i'm no artist, but i gather this is something artists often struggle with.
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