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Against productivity: The anti-growth guide to accomplishing nothing.


Incidentally, you are now witnessing the power of negative thinking. Most people grow out of these thoughts, if they ever have them to begin with. They find something to believe in and place it at the center of their lives, pushing the collective endeavor's nauseous squalor to the outskirts of their attention. I envy this ability. At the same time, I'm a bit horrified by it.

Jeff Dorchen accomplishes very little in this Moment of Truth, in which he considers the plight of the factory school child, the worth of the great deal he's missing out on, the unworth of fliers for cash for gold, the circular squalor of procreation, the oppression of enlightenment and the annoyance of Ecclesiastes, before he settles back down to doing what he was doing before he did this segment - nothing at all.

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Jeff Dorchen

According to his contacts on LinkedIn, Jeff Dorchen can do just about anything. He’s a visual artist, songwriter/musician, actor, essayist, poet, playwright and screenwriter.


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