I get frustrated when I do read that people avoid any kind of literature because it doesn't engage them the same way video (or just filler content with ads, tbh) does. I understand that (and am a product of) schooling that encourages us to HATE reading as much as possible, especially recreationally. Recently, after picking up Abolish Silicon Valley, I was reminded of how much I was reading before; things like the late David Graeber's Debt: The First 5,000 Years, Will Stronge and Kyle Lewis in Overtime and especially Hadas Thier's amazing book A People's Guide to Capitalism. These books have a common theme, but they validate my lived experiences that demand a better state of being for everyone. It's nuts to keep moving and not wanting better AND not even attempting to look for better options. It's self sedation. I want better for all of us.
Once in a while, I'd think about how we could house and feed everyone in the world, but we spend more money on war, convincing people that luxury levels are a “thing” we should aim to have/go for and that it's always a good idea to take from people versus working with them. Thanks, Adam Smith and Satoshi Nakamoto, y'all done so much “good” for the world.
More people are waking up to the pointlessness of work. https://theconversation.com/show-me-the-money-employees-not-only-want-better-pay-they-want-status-176792