It’s pretty fucked that vulva depilation is such a viable business that I pass by three such places with that as their primary service on my common bus rides.
lol “service economy,” lol human commodification (differentiate on packaging), I guess.
Probably more inhibiting than anything else is a feeling of responsibility. The great ideas of the ages have come from people who weren’t paid to have great ideas, but were paid to be teachers or patent clerks or petty officials, or were not paid at all. The great ideas came as side issues.
— Isaac Asimov, in a newly-released 1959 essay on creativity which is still very, very relevant in today’s world and today’s United States.
To feel guilty because one has not earned one’s salary because one has not had a great idea is the surest way, it seems to me, of making it certain that no great idea will come in the next time either.