Fuck a world of forced specialization. You can be a farmer AND a philosopher. You can be a carpenter and a portraitist. You can be a lawyer and an electrician. You can be a mycologist and a flautist, a bookbinder and a skateboarder, a chemist and a stripper, an upholsterer and an Aramaic scholar, a gymnast and a fisherman. You can be so many things, any combination of things that you love or like or are interested in or want to try. Idgaf! If you only want to do one thing? That's fucking awesome and good too!

But I refuse to accept a world where a farmer must be just a farmer, a carpenter just a carpenter. Labors of body, mind, and spirit can all fit together, no matter what capitalism says.

@bedap recently i've been wondering if it shoudln't be like <game i forget the name of> where the first class you can specialize as it farmer, and after that, anything.

@emsenn interesting! If you ever think of the name of that game, I'd love to know it

@bedap oh it was just one of the seven billion city/colony builder games, and clearly wasn't distinctive in its own right, lol.

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Fuck a world of forced specialization. You can be a farmer AND a philosopher. You can be a farmer and a portraitist. You can be a farmer and an electrician. You can be a farmer and a flautist, a farmer and a skateboarder, a farmer and a stripper, an farmer and an Aramaic scholar, a farmer and a fisherman.

...actually that last one might be a bit logistically tricky.

@emsenn lololol, I'm sure someone would end up innovating some really interesting ways of doing both

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@bedap I had a friend in Florida who converted his swimming pool into part of his backyard garden and grew some sort of fish for eating in it, and its water was heavily involved in cycling the plants.

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