Sunday, July 24, 2011

Carts of Darkness

"Every time that you put effort into work and you're making a little bit of money, you better have a very good plan of what you're going to do with that money because you're using up your life"

Basically, you shouldn't work out of greed and lust for money. Instead, you should work as a means to finance your specific goals and desires. Unless you are truly passionate about your work, the real substance of your life exists outside of the office and off the clock. Make this aspect of your life your first and highest priority.

The quote is from the documentary film, Carts of Darkness. It's advertised as (e.g. I interpreted the summary as) an inside look at extreme grocery cart riding in Vancouver. Although much of the film centers around this activity, it's really focuses on the lives of several can collectors and the relationship that develops between them and the author. Although it's more personal and less focused than most documentaries, it was deeply moving and insightful.

Here's a link so you can check it out for yourself: Carts of Darkness

p.s. even if you don't watch the movie, you should think about the quote. I agree with the overall message, but that's just my opinion. Do you think that this type of attitude should be encouraged? Do you think that western society is conducive or unconducive to this type of attitude?

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