But the 8-hour workday is too profitable for big business, not because of the amount of work people get done in eight hours (the average office worker gets less than three hours of actual work done in 8 hours) but because it makes for such a purchase-happy public. Keeping free time scarce means people pay a lot more for convenience, gratification, and any other relief they can buy. It keeps them watching television, and its commercials. It keeps them unambitious outside of work.
We’ve been led into a culture that has been engineered to leave us tired, hungry for indulgence, willing to pay a lot for convenience and entertainment, and most importantly, vaguely dissatisfied with our lives so that we continue wanting things we don’t have. We buy so much because it always seems like something is still missing.
Unpopular opinion time.
I have held this in for a long time because most of my friends are soppy bastards but the more ignorant, idealistic posts I see about it- the more angry I get.
Basically I am pro badger cull and I am sick of people whining over how the poor little (vicious, infected) badgers have to die and fogetting about just how many cows have to be slaughtered before their time because of them.
For those of you who dont know I am a farmers daughter. I have grown up helping with bTB testing. I have seen first hand, bad years when my dad has had to destroy toon many cattle, old and young because of this disease, loosing money, time and resources- to stick to regulations and protect the public. If you are a meet eater or not, you have no right to be on the badger’s side. Driving cattle farming from the UK with silly protests, protecting a wild animal that would claw your eyes out if you got close is idiotic and selfish. My dad loves his herd- cows have names, birth certificates, personalities. They are well looked after and free to roam fields. Would people rather their milk, cheese and beef came from animals that were sealed inside for their whole lives just so a horrible little wild animal can overrun and infect the country. (Other animals can be infected by the way, including you). It baffles me how so many people have such a soppy opinion on a creature that does nothing for them and that they’ve probably never seen whilst condeming hardworking farmers and their herds which provide them with produce everyday.