Domina Vera (dominavera) wrote,
Domina Vera
dominavera

Trading Time for Money...

Lately I've been wondering about the economy of intellectual property. I pirate music galore, and haven't paid to see a movie in years. I share quotes often without citing the source, because names are largely irrelevant to the message I'm trying to communicate.

So if I dedicate my life to ... well, anything... I certainly couldn't be irked if someone consumed the fruit of my labors without paying me.

America's become this big sea of information workers, with all of our "real work" workers being borrowed from other nations... and although I am paid well, it really doesn't seem <wordsearch>justified.</wordsearch>

To sustain this bizzarre "no real work" economy, I think we should all begin to expect that our "information work" should truly draw the allelujia from any individual we expect payment from... almost like a donation- a gift that says "My life would be incomplete without your contribution to it, please accept my meager monetary gift so that you can continue your work for others."

People should WANT me in their lives, WANT to pay me, WANT to promote me, because without me, their lives would be less full, less fulfilling, less whole...

(In defense against what you're thinking right now, I would TOTALLY send Wikipedia my life savings if I didn't already owe it to Bank of America. Bastards.)

Everything in this world has become so strangely back-asswards... I have to spend my entire life's earnings before I earn them just to go to school so I can eventually, hopefully, pay the school back before I die. Is this a prison of my own mind... or is this just the United States of America?
Subscribe

  • Physical Characteristics of "Evil"

    Existing EEG and PET brain scan technology show that sociopaths do not process emotional information the way other people do. It is believed that in…

  • My Dreaming Brain

    It was recently suggested that I alter my perception to believe that I am God's favorite child, and that He has the power to give me whatever I ask…

  • Reality and the Bible

    I went to Sunday School when I was a child. The bible is like a big book of stories for grown ups, some that I don't understand, some that are…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments