Ideas

Survival Sickness

Our lives are reduced to the bare essentials. We are given food to eat and houses to live in, cars to drive and clothes to wear, but even these are only allowed to us on the condition that we continue to produce. This system of production and consumption necessitates that our lives become alien to us because the economy runs on a system of rationalised quantitative exchange that is in its essence an enemy to qualitative human experience.

-Raoul Vaneigem