The Philosophy of Slack 2: Slack and Stuff

This could have been entitled “Slack and Materialism” but was avoided due to a confusion in the word materialism, which is both a practice (of acquiring stuff) and a point of view on the ultimate nature of reality and existence. Slack avoids drawing conclusions on the nature of reality as this requires both fierce conviction in one’s conclusions (effort), and an accompanying necessity to justify and prove these conclusions (more effort).

The slacker’s attitude to stuff (the former materialism) is simple, as is usually the case. Avoid acquiring stuff. Stuff adds unnecessary complexity. It needs maintenance, breaks down, requires other stuff to work, becomes obsolete, etc, etc…

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3 Responses to “The Philosophy of Slack 2: Slack and Stuff”

  1. ricki Says:

    George Carlin’s quintessential riff on stuff

  2. The Necromancer Says:

    Absolutely classic and awesome!

  3. The Philosophy of Slack 9: Slack and Success | The Necromancer Says:

    […] Besides, success in a contemporary context amounts to the acquisition of larger and larger quantities of stuff, which is really just a drag (c.f. “Slack and Stuff”). […]

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