I was surprised by how many people do not, in fact, know what working is! When I was struggling with wanting to be independent and support myself, but not wanting to work for a company whose values and actions I didn't believe in, I had so many people tell me "Well, just work for them out of spite -- you take their money when they pay you, and you can spend it on something good!". You have no idea how many people's minds were blown when I explained that no, I would not be taking their money, I would be *making* them money. That's the whole problem, if I work somewhere I am necessarily increasing their bottom line, or they wouldn't bother to hire me. A lot of people just exist within these societal structures without actually understanding their role. Wild!

An ode to true freedom.

Photo by SAIRA on Unsplash

Nowhere to be,
Nothing to do.
Just me and me,
Chaperoned by the moon.

And as the sun sets,
hanging low in the sky,
I watch their wings spread,
I see the gulls glide.

Whisk me away
in a current of blue…
What shall I gain?
What shall I lose?

Alice Giuditta

Alice Giuditta

Full-time freelance writer/copywriter. I write about how I got here, and how to live a good life with less pressure and more meaning.