1. Monday, June 14, 2010

    hugh macleod has done it again 

    blogger, wine guy, and fantastic artist MacLeod writes of this piece:

    Having learned about the African Slave Trade and all its horrors back in school, it’s easy to forget that not all slavery is like that.

    A hundred and fifty years after Lincoln, my peers and I have a different kind of slavery to contend with, the slavery we impose upon ourselves.

    Enslaving ourselves to the jobs, careers and lifestyles we hate, just in order to pay the bills. Just in order to buy fancy stuff that makes us look good on paper.

    It never occurred to me when I was younger, that this kind of slavery has an element of complicity to it.

    We got ourselves in this situation, partly because we willed it. We WANTED that outcome. We wanted the fancy stuff. We didn’t want to do the hard work work that would keep us away from it. We just wanted an easy life….

    Mediocrity seduced us. Mediocrity won.

    It’s never too late to break out of this cycle, luckily.

    It all depends what you’re willing to give up. Only you can answer that.

    buy all his prints. make him richer than Lady Gaga