A friend misconstrued the human freelancer ideology recently. He thought it was about relinquishing material goods and giving up work, making me sound like some kind of cave-dwelling, Bohemian loafer.
Being a human freelancer is about using your talents to forge a sustainable living: enough to fund a comfortable existence, so you can enjoy all the fine things civilisation has to offer, like technology or medicine in sufficient proportions. It’s a response to reckless capitalism’s irresponsible pursuit of growth and more of everything: consumption, avarice and exploitation.
I’m just here to encourage honest people to take control of their lives and try something different. And make up new swear words.
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