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Outfit| The Era of Soul-less Jobs

D.Effect coat
H&M Jacket
Photography: Zigzagzig

In a era where profit is what matters not humanity, more and more people remain caught in the hamster wheel of unfulfilling work.  I wonder if this is taking us anywhere and are the rewards rewarding or worth it? On the whole most people are unhappy with their jobs.

It’s tragic to find men and women, with brains, capable of creating works of art, using those hands only four routine tasks; men and women capable of independent thought, using their minds as a bowling-alley for popular ideas, men and women capable of self-expression, slowly dying a mental death.. A day job promises everything money can buy, and we don't need...

8 comentarios:

  1. Yep, sadly this is my story! Lovely photo's. Nikki

  2. When did we think it was OK to sit in a chair 10 hours per day staring at a screen? http://www.thepaarblog.com/

  3. I couldn't agree more! It's so sad, but it's definitely becoming more common for people to have jobs that they hate, just because of the money!
    These photos are amazing, btw!

    \ Indigo Lights

    1. Thank you for your comment, being wealthy and rich is not the same thing.

  4. So much truth to this!

    Love the photos too- groovy mask.

    Jess and Ruby xx


  5. wow, this is depressing. i think this about a lot, often while being stuck in some soul-less, dead-end job, but sometimes we just have to do things in order to survive. we have to put a roof over our heads, and put food on our tables for ourselves and our children. i think a lot of the time, it is not really the fault of the artist for having to do this. it is very difficult to "make it as an artist" in a society that, as a whole, does not really value or understand art and creativity, or see us as "productive" members of society. also, the art scene is cloistered and well-guarded. it is a lot of talent seeking entrance into a very small, very competitive world. to make a living at it, you have to keep pushing and pushing, and so many with real talent throw their hands up before they ever really make it. it's a big group of people competing for a VERY small amount of money. dealing with the snobbery, egos, and corruption in the "art world" often turns away those with a true creative soul. many of them never even bother to try again, get depressed or discouraged, and just go back to their soul-less day jobs. i can't tell you how many times i've seen this happen to friends of mine, educated people with real talent, with real drive and vision. it's extremely upsetting.

    1. My intention with this article is not about making people feel down... It's more about making people question and to learn to prioritise the important things. There's not only a route to happiness and to make the things you love, I think everybody should find their way and not seattle for something less without trying :) Thank you so much for your comment!


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