Thursday, 24 October 2013

Work, culture and meaning

Saw a fantastic piece on Newsnight last night...

YouTube has Russell Brand interviewed by Jeremy Paxman here.

Now, the important takeaways here, in my opinion:

1) Just because you want a revolution doesn't mean you have to have an endgame in view - you can simply say that the current system dissatisfies you.
2) Russell Brand came out of this rather well.
3) The comments on Jeremy Paxman on "Who do you think you are?" and "emotional porn" were spot on.
4) I disagree to an extent with Russell Brand's views on voting, but his view that participation in the current system was tacit complicity in its perpetuation was an interesting one, and worth thinking about.

So... for me this echoed nicely with The Partially Examined Life's recent episode on Frithjof Bergmann and "New Work, New Culture".

Seriously, if you haven't listened to it then you should. And then listen again. And then again to make sure you really get how deeply, deeply relevant this is to your life right now.

Then visit the New Work New Culture website and soak even more in.


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