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Against the best life: On time and energy at the end of the Human Millipede.

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In this world we’ve created, on top of the actual world, pressing down on the real world, this created world of manic pressure, you have to steal back your time. We’re working more hours per week than any humans in history. And it’s all because we’ve let our dreams take control of us, our dreams of convenience, of space travel, of huge buildings, of thrilling entertainment, thrilling experiences, constant access to beauty, and, most ridiculous of all, our dreams of the easy life. We’ve created a monstrous machine we must continuously feed with our attention and effort, under the delusion that we can one day take a delightful vacation. We must take back our leisure.

In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen rails against the people living their best lives, and makes the case for an average, footprintless, minimally destructive life spent humbly shirking work, and sleeping and dreaming and stealing our time back from the Human Millipede we call civilization or the economy or whatever.

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Jeff Dorchen

According to his contacts on LinkedIn, Jeff Dorchen can do just about anything. He’s a visual artist, songwriter/musician, actor, essayist, poet, playwright and screenwriter.

 

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