‘Anyone can work more. Not everyone can care more.’* (Hugh Macleod)
‘In a gift society, the increase follows the gift and is itself given away, while in a market society, the increase returns to its owner.’** (Lewis Hyde)
Black Friday is just more of the same. And it’s not the benefit of the customer.
You probably have better ideas. If you make a habit of leaving the usual and familiar behind and find others – happening in all kinds of ways (Good For Nothing,, U.Lab, Maker’s Labs … .)
‘The flânuese does exist, whenever we have deviated from the paths laid out for us, lighting out for our own territories.’^
(*From gapingvoid’s blog The Magic Isn’t in the Hours.)
(**From Lewis Hyde’s The Gift)
(^From Laura Elkin’s Flâneuse.)