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Productivity Cult

Productivity cult is one of modern capitalist religions which praises human productivity above everything, even happiness, well being, sanity etc. Kids nowadays are all about "how to be more motivated and productive", they make daily checklists, analyze tables of their weekly performance, count how much time they spend taking a shit on the toilet, give up sleep to study some useless bullshit required by the current market fluctuation. Productivity cult is all about voluntarily making oneself a robot, a slave to the system that worships capital.

The name of the cult itself says a lot about it. While a name such as efficiency would probably be better, as efficiency means doing less work with the same result and therefore having more free time, it is not a surprise that capitalism has chosen the word productivity, i.e. producing more which means working more, e.g. for the price of free time and mental health.

Productivity obsessed people are idiots, they have desktops with "motivational" wallpapers saying shit like "the word impossible doesn't exist in my dictionary" and when you tell them if it wouldn't be better to rather establish a society where people wouldn't have to work they start screeching "HAHAA THATS IMPOSSIBLE IT CANT WORK". Productivity maximalists bully people for taking a rest or doing what they enjoy -- they invent words such as "procrastination" to create a feeling of ever present guilt induced by doing what one truly enjoys.

Productivity freaks are often the ones who despise consumers, i.e. brainless machines that consume goods, but somehow don't seem to mind being producers, a similar kind of brainless machine that just stands on the other end of this retarded system.

One of the funniest examples of productivity cult gone too far is so called "life couching" in which the aspiring producer robots hire bullshit cult leaders, so called "life couches", to shout at them to be more productive. At least in the past slaves were aware of being slaves and tried to free themselves. I literally want to kill myself.

Productivity is such a big deal because programmers are in fact actually getting exponentially less productive due to time needed to spend on bullshit nowadays, on overcomplicated buggy bloat and billions of frameworks needed to get basic things done -- this has been pointed out by Jonathan Blow in his talk Preventing the Collapse of Civilization in which he refers to the video of Ken Thompson talking about how he developed the Unix operating system in three weeks.

A considerable number of people are attracted to suckless software due to its positive effects on productivity thanks to the elimination of bullshit. These are mostly the kind of above mentioned dumbasses who just try to exploit anything they encounter for self interest without ever aiming for greater good, they don't care about Unix philosophy beyond its effects on increasing their salary. Beware of them, they poison society.

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