Drugs

Money is a drug. The whole world is becoming or is, addicted. It gives value to vanity and ego and destroys the need for any talent other than its own increase.

I am wary of drug induced artwork. I see it has a worth but the taking of chemicals to enhance in some way the chemical make-up of one’s own mind seems to me to be artificial. Some say they need to get to the next level to improve their perceptions and focus. This is obviously true but it does not detract from the fact that an artist who reaches those levels without taking these drugs is more in charge of their minds and talent.

So I approach money as I would any other drug. It is dangerous. It takes over the mind, it gives excuses for behaviour, it traps and makes its own demands and it threatens sanity. For surely it is insane to argue that making money it more important that protecting the natural world. Without the natural world we are all dead, without money we simply have to find another way to engage populations in the making of society.

The money drug, like all drugs, becomes a part of the personality, the necessity of taking it an achievement, and ultimately it lies to us. We are always worth more than what any drugs make us.

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