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Against productivity: The anti-growth guide to accomplishing nothing.


Incidentally, you are now witnessing the power of negative thinking. Most people grow out of these thoughts, if they ever have them to begin with. They find something to believe in and place it at the center of their lives, pushing the collective endeavor's nauseous squalor to the outskirts of their attention. I envy this ability. At the same time, I'm a bit horrified by it.

Jeff Dorchen accomplishes very little in this Moment of Truth, in which he considers the plight of the factory school child, the worth of the great deal he's missing out on, the unworth of fliers for cash for gold, the circular squalor of procreation, the oppression of enlightenment and the annoyance of Ecclesiastes, before he settles back down to doing what he was doing before he did this segment - nothing at all.

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Jeff Dorchen

Jeff is a visual artist, songwriter/musician, actor, essayist, fiction writer, poet, playwright and screenwriter. He's been a playwright, songwriter, and performer with Chicago's Theater Oobleck since 1988, a writer and actor with Red Baron Films since 2000, and a contributor to This Is Hell! since 1996. He currently lives in Los Angeles.


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