Friday, March 24, 2006

My currently somewhat unfulfilling existence

For those that don't know, I've just left Luminous. No fall outs, no animosity, I just decided it was time to move on. So now I'm back in Christchurch for the year- and for the first time in 3 or 4 years, I'm not in a band. This whole turn of events leaves me with a few dilemmas.

I already have a great job, so that's one problem solved. I have plenty of people to play music with too, so there's another one down. The remaining problem, however, stems from the very nature of my job. I mean, its fun, and challenging, but at the end of the day, what am I achieving for the greater good? Building websites is clearly not a bad thing, and may even be considered an admirable pursuit- depending on the nature of the site I suppose- but are the starving children of Africa and the oppressed women of Iran, and their ilk, recieving any benefit? I somehow don't think so, and neither are the needy right here in Christchurch- in fact, it often seems the main purpose of my work is to help people sell stuff.

So here I am, lubricating the cogs of capitalism, while the world around me continues to go down the tubes. What can I do? What should I do? Any ideas?

6 comments:

Fraser Dron said...

Do the Cogs of Capitalism drive the mechanism that forces the world around you down the tubes? :p

Greg said...

Er... well yes, I suppose they do. The Cogs of Capitalism are an integral component within the Pump of Penury, or so the commies would have us believe...

wendy said...

Greg, sorry to break it to you but the title for this post is wrong. Your existence is not pathetic.

Greg said...

Hey, thanks Wendy. I know... it was a little extreme. I've changed it now...

Jesus Crux said...

hey brother, can't believe you're not in that band anymore! you still got a heart for the vision though don't you, that's the most important thing. if you like you can join my band Jubilee and we can be fishers of men. hope you been well, dude liberal capitalism is the only way that has proven to work as to saving the world (in a material sense), capitalist countries still have poor people in them but there would be a larger proportion of poor people if not for free markets and privatisation (take NZ as an example and the results of the Douglas-Prebble-Richardson reform era). check out Muriel Newman's site www.nzcpd.com, she used to be the welfare spokesperson for the ACT party, she's someone who genuinely cares for the poor (although many people with limited knowledge of economics and blind faith in the State may not agree with what she thinks is the best way to solve the problem). God bless ya**

from Jesus Crux

AJ said...

uh, you couldstick it to the man...