Money talking people stress me out
To make a business decision, you don’t need much philosophy; all you need is greed, and maybe a little knowledge of how the game works. – Bill Watterson
I crossed paths with a lot of people talking about money today. One man bragged about how much he makes per hour. Another was focused on making extra money here and there by moonlighting. Then I talked to a guy who didn’t have enough money for food. “I’d love to eat asparagus and vegetables,” he said as he salivated, “But you know what I had today before I came here? White rice.”
Capitalism is a money game which plays by its own arbitrary rules. It makes sense to learn them so that you can eat asparagus, but you’ve got to have a soul too.
Have a soul = be interested in the actual work you are doing, not just the paycheck.
Distraught at the thought of losing everything again
They say it’s not how you play the game but if you win
— Jeffrey Lewis, Don’t let the record label take you out to lunch
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