Stop. You are not a machine.

I do not know the origin of this. But I agree with it entirely.



Stop. You are not a machine. Your natural design does not tolerate 2-4 hours of travel per day, 8-12 hours of slave-labor 5-6 days per week for whatever monetary compensation on 5-6 hours of sleep in a system built on penalistic principle and a life under judgmental surveillance. Like it or not, you are human. Stress, harassment, constant financial worries, fear and sense of inadequacy destroys the health of any human. This is a scientific fact. So why is it that we accept and tolerate a system that in actual reality demands that you erase your needs, and in effect commit a slow joyless suicide for someone elses profit? You have a choice, stop pretending that you don’t.


Published by Damien Walter

Writer and storyteller. Contributor to The Guardian, Independent, BBC, Wired, Buzzfeed and Aeon magazine. Special forces librarian (retired). Teaches the Rhetoric of Story to over 35,000 students worldwide.

4 thoughts on “Stop. You are not a machine.

  1.  Why ask the question and not
    provide an attempted answer. Many question are ask. it is time for
    answer. To this question in particular I come to understand that ther is
    mass hypnosys provided by mass médis social média publicity at large
    and materialistique view. To escape this hypnosis an individual must
    take him/herself apart experience with silence in order to let
    selfconscience to arise.


  2. It’s hard to disagree with a text like that, but it’s a one-sided and incomplete appeal to an emotion. With the same amount of fallacies I can ‘rewrite’ such a text in minutes and you’ll find yourself having the same trouble of disagreeing… you know what, I did… partly serious, but to show it’s a cheap way of practicing philosophy… Regarding the text above, I dunno its origin either, but I would be disappointed if it came from a great thinker…

    Continue – alternate approach



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