I just learned what snail girl is

By Garrett Mickley •  Updated: 01/08/24 •  3 min read

Snail Girl era is a new term about when a woman decides to “slow down” and prioritize taking care of herself.

It’s opposed to ideas like hustle culture, and in line with ideas like quiet quitting.

We’ve all heard “nobody wants to work anymore.”

We’ve all heard it because it’s been said for a hundred years.

Maybe more.

So if we’ve got records going back that far that say “nobody wants to work anymore,” did anyone ever want to work?

How about phrases like “a case of the Mondays” or “working for the weekend?”

“TGIF” – thank god it’s Friday.

If work is so good for us, why do we have these phrases in our lexicon?

“Work” isn’t the right term.

People do want to work, and work is healthy for humans.

We want to work, but we want to work on things we believe in.

We want to work on things that speak to us.

And we don’t want to be stressed about finances while doing it.

There’s so much money out there but it’s being hoarded.

We have this obsession in the west with making business work even if it doesn’t deserve it.

Capitalists talk up how great their economic system is but they won’t let it do its thing.

There are so many jobs and businesses that don’t deserve to exist.

There is no market fit for them.

But we finance them anyway.

Whether that’s through loans, subsidies, whatever.

For example:

If you can’t pay your employees a living wage, and take a living wage yourself, while keeping prices competitive, your business does not have a market fit.

It’s as simple as that.

According to capitalism, your business should not exist.

But instead of being real capitalists, admitting failure, and closing your business, you lobby for lower wages.

Lower wages that have to be subsidized by the government.

And then you complain about your taxes going up to pay for it.

All in the name of “job creation.”

Has it ever occurred to you that maybe these jobs shouldn’t exist in the first place?

I recently learned there are over 2000 billionaires on the planet.

And last year, the new billionaires made more of their money from inheritance than from their own endeavors.

They didn’t work for their money.

Nobody wants to work anymore.

Garrett Mickley

I've been working in digital marketing for a decade and a half, and I'm ready for a career change. This blog is my journal.

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