James Hillman interviews – Why Work?

I found this interview when researching James Hillman online.

It made me laugh, and I’d like to share it on my blog because it ticks so many boxes for me.

Like – is what I do ‘enough’ to validate me as a useful person in society? Should I give up being an artist and ‘do something useful’ instead?!

Hillman: I think we’re miserable partly because we have only one god, and that’s economics. Economics is a slave-driver. No one has free time; no one has any leisure. The whole culture is under terrible pressure and fraught with worry. It’s hard to get out of that box. That’s the dominant situation all over the world.

James Hillman interviews – Why Work? – Spectacle Projects.

About Anna

I am a ceramic sculptor living on the South coast near London, England. My work is influenced by my experience of the earth as a living being and seeing how we are all connected with eachother and with the things that surround us. I create ceramic torsos using molochite clay which I often smokefire in galvanised dustbins. I also make House Gods to protect and amuse, and Fat Birds - little smokefired sculptures that tell the story about what it is like to be a fat bird at peace with its surroundings.
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2 Responses to James Hillman interviews – Why Work?

  1. Per says:

    Yes, interesting. Always thinking, if I only had the time…
    And when we finally have the time, we may not cope any longer.


  2. Anna says:

    Most people work far too much and don’t have enough fun/time to think/time to just be…


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