Feb 4, 2013

Plato Can Kiss My ...



      Yesterday I talked to my mom about my boyfriend over lunch. I was explaining how he has a steady job but is a DJ on the side and would love to be able to quit his job and work as a full time DJ and producer.
      I said: "It sucks that people have to be stuck in jobs that they don't like, where they could be making a living off something that they enjoy."
      "Why? You see, that's the problem: A job is a job, it's not supposed to be fun."
      "Yeah. But there are people who love what they do and genuinely enjoy while working," thinking of Richie Hawtin and Jenna Marbles, of course.
      "Nobody loves their job all the time."
      "I didn't say that. I'm just saying that there are people who love their job at least 50 % of the time, so why do something you hate 100 % of the time?" I'm sure if I brought up Plato's State where he says that people should perform their due functions in the proper way, you'd agree with him, but I'm not in the mood for a Plato discussion over spinach tortellini, I'm too hungry.
      She forked a slice of tomato laying in the salad bowl all vinegary and ready to perform its due function, put it in her mouth and munched on. I had a hunch she felt the same about the Plato discussion.
      Ever since I heard that Plato thought we should all do what we're best at, regardless of what we actually want to do, it kind of bothered me. It would make for a better, smoother-running society, no doubt, but that society would consist of a certain number of miserable, unfulfilled people, no doubt. Yes, the sense of accomplishment and fulfillment comes with being good at what you do (among other things!), but on the other hand, the fact that you're successful doesn't automatically mean that you're happy with what you're doing. Besides, think about it: If you hate your job 100 % of the time and you spend roughly one third of your adult life working and one third sleeping, then you only have that one third left to make yourself happy. You're betting a lot of money on that one horse and I don't like the odds, because the odds are that you'll be shoveling that horse's shit most of the time.
      "Aren't you going to eat the salad?"
      "Huh?"
      "Salad. Eat some."
      Suddenly, I wanted to grab that bowl and set those tomatoes free or make a centerpiece or a  bouquet out of them or something. Just because those poor red suckers' due function is to be subjected to genocide by means of various culinary methods, it doesn't mean that they don't want something more or different out of their lives.
      "Erm... I don't feel like eating tomatoes today."


I'm wearing:
Leggings: H&M
Button up shirt: Newyorker
Crop sweater: Newyorker + DIY
Clutch: Bershka
Earrings: DIY
Skull ring: eBay
Boots: eBay

      See you back on Wednesday and Friday and again next Monday!

      Peet


36 comments:

  1. Love the shoes and the colour of the top!

    Eirini
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  2. i want that clutch !! love the outfit!!
    xoxo

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  3. nice look! great for lunch

    xx

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  4. Love you outfit. Clutch and shoes are gorgeous!!! xx
    You have a new follower:)

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  5. Atrevido look! Tu bolso mi preferido! :)

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  6. I really like your boots and earrings!! Thank you for visiting my blog, come back when you want :)

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  7. I wish I liked doing my job. I always promised myself I would do something I enjoyed when I was younger. I would rather be happy at work than rich. Then life happens and you find yourself in a job you don't like, unqualified from anything else without getting a massive pay cut with the potential to continue to climb the ladder. WEH. What a bitter life you are.

    I do love Plato, but I wonder what I would be doing if I was doing what I was best at? Um? Laying in bed, I'm pretty good at that. And playing videogames. Maybe my job should be to lay in bed and play call of duty. I wonder how much that pays (Oh to be famous on youtube, damn you Jenna Marbles!)

    Corinne x
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  8. I just want to hug you. This is too true. And you were much more calm with your mother than I would've been. Happiness is everything. I would rather be a poor sucker doing something I love than be wealthy doing something I hate.

    xo Ashley
    luckylittlebird.blogspot.com

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  9. Yeah I agree, wish I loved my job....I dont hate it but ya gotta pay the bills dont ya! Great blog hun, thank you for your lovely comment also xx

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  10. Such a great look!! And those shoes ..Im in LOVE
    xx

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  11. Cool clutch!

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  12. Love it!! I love the pop of color from the sweater! (:

    -theresa
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  13. oh peet the philosopher funny lady, and cute stylish one! bring on the tomatoes i say. ;)

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  14. You look so gorgeous, love the blue on you!

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    x

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  15. I love the colour of the sweater you have on! Your clutch is so unique!

    I must agree, I think a lot of people are stuck in jobs where they don't feel happy with. I'm still busy trying to find out what I really want to do with my career, though in all honesty, I'd much prefer a job I loved rather than a job I hated, even if the money was better at the job I hated. I'd much rather wake up in the morning, looking forward to the day, instead of waking up miserable and not wanting to get out of bed haha!

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  16. stylish with attitude! such a cool clutch!

    do you want to follow each other on bloglovin'? let me know.
    see you around!

    xx
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  17. Aww..I hope that didn't start an arguments between you and your mom. I guess we all have our own perspective in jobs and liking what we do. As long as we are contented with life, that's already a plus point.
    Btw, I like your blue sweater! It looks good on you =)

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  18. Nice shoes!
    In love with them!
    Nice the pop of color of the sweater, too ;)

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  19. i really love this look !! especially your clutch !
    Milca
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  20. Bahaha I'd have to say that i completely agree with you.... And that I love that clutch :)
    Brooke @ what2wear

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  21. It would be sooo fabulous to live and love life, esp at a job! Love your style..that earring is ACE!
    kisses
    xo The Beckerman Girls

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  22. Nice outfit and interesting discussion ;)
    xx
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  23. Love the clutch & the earring looks amazing !

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  24. <3 just love Djs and music.. it's a big thing to do a job out of passion :)
    Cool look as well
    Let me know if you ever want to follow each other :)
    << From Brussels, with Love>>

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  25. Love how you styled this outfit! The accessories are stunning! :)

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  26. I really like those booties!

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  27. wow i LOVE this look!!! so fabulous and chic :D

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  29. The thing is this. The Greek philosophers had a point but then again so did president Bush. They believed that women were useless etc etc, you get my drift. They engaged in homosexuality for fun bc that was more noble. I have nothing against gays! Two of my best mates are but they had misogyny in a weird form. Plus they lived in a city state where they were constantly under attack but people forget all that and start quoting them as if they win the argument bc Plato or Aristotle said it...

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