And so she moved on. Sometimes for no better reason than because she didn't like the view from the coffee shop. This time it was just a feeling that the beach side town was too quiet in the winter, and she was looking for some work to stretch her arms. So she cashed her mincome, bought a train ticket up north and fell in with a brand new makerspace setting up in an old sawmill. It was freezing, but the first thing they built were small rooms inside the giant building that they could easily heat.
Pro-tip: "Foolish mortals" is a gender-neutral way to refer to folks!
Cleaning my office today and found my high school graduation pic ;)
Agency, its lack, or what is often a sense of false agency -- thing going your way, but through no real attributable action of your own, strikes me as a Big Problem, psychologically, culturally, socially, equitably.
Which then ties into a web of other questions: Why? What to do about it? How has this manifested in other cultures and times? (Fortune, Fate, god's will, charity, preordainment, ...) What of merit and #meritocracy (actually originally a critique).
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I'm a night showerer. Maybe because all my early jobs were factories/gross?
I used to work in actual sewers sometimes, and I remember being too tired to shower and too filthy to go to bed so I just pulled up a pile of dirty laundry on the floor and slept on that. Better than having to wash all my bedding the next night...
I'm still distracted at work today because I want to be on a kayak.
I want to be out on a lake all night.
Have you heard of StreetComplete? It's an Android app that shows you open questions/issues with OpenStreetMap in your area, and asks you to answer them.
It's made for people with no experience with #OpenStreetMap, so it shows only very simple questions that can be answered very clearly. ("What is printed on this street sign?", "What's the number on this house?")
I don't want to write about terrible things. It's not quite optimism. It's an emotional coping strategy, if anything.
- Spend time drifting down a river on a kayak.
- Go back to school
- Play video games
- Car camper road trip
- Art studio in a smaller city
- Art Collective group taking over a failed small town main street.
I can think of a dozen terrible things people could do with too much time on their hands too.....
What would you do with a basic income?
I would just continue to work, but with the knowledge on both the employee and employer side that if they continue to pressure me I can just drop out without my lifestyle crashing out.
Life closes a door,
smash the window in. Tell life
I’ll come and go as I want.
Tell life I have more bricks where
that came from, I’m not afraid
of things breaking, what I am saying
is that I am used to breaking and
you don’t scare me, I refuse
to sit in this house, waiting
for a door to open. Like a cat
I’ll shred the sofa and climb the
walls. I’ll ruin this house
and sleep on the balcony
under the stars.
@aral @Gargron So far I haven't been interested in opening ”my own instance of one”, because then I would have to do the real hard work, i.e. follow a few thousand people just to get the federated timeline full of content.
I really like the ”passive following” nature of the federated timeline. If there was an option to follow full local timelines of other instances (or something similar) instead of just individual people, then the instance of one could be a more viable alternative.
Kayaking is now one of my activities if I had basic income. Just live on the damn boat. Had so much fun paddling around on a couple different trips last week.
I'm about 150% of the recommended weight for the kids kayaks....
Hello friends! I'm working on something that's set in a high school so I'm looking for some real life inspiration in two forms:
1. Tell me a story about a time in high school where you got away with something you... probably shouldn't have?
2. If you're a parent with a kid in high school, what has been surprising to you about their experience? Both good and bad stuff -- anything that you were like "oh wow, that's... different from when I was in high school."
So I knocked the birdsite off my home page, shuffled it off in to a folder and replaced it with Mastodon in the key spot.
So I guess the face eating leopard party joins my story...
New provincial government cancels basic income pilot program, despite saying they wouldn't when campaigning.
What's annoying is that they're going with "Just because we SAID we wouldn't cancel it while campaigning doesn't mean we PROMISED not to cancel it"
It already had an end date in 2020, because it was just a pilot.