the fact that the eight-hour day movement had its own song:
We mean to make things over; we're tired of toil for naught but bare enough to live on: never an hour for thought.
We want to feel the sunshine; we want to smell the flowers; We're sure that God has willed it, and we mean to have eight hours.
We're summoning our forces from shipyard, shop and mill: Eight hours for work, eight hours for rest, eight hours for what we will!
live work play, ♫ “Where Do the Children Play?” ♫, the fact that the best part about college was communal play, and the fact that my community existed (even thrived) without dependence on technology or travel, major cities, smaller cities, the fact that rural areas feel like a retreat or isolation, the fact that i'm not sure where the fuck one can play nowadays, 8 hours for work, 8 hours for life, 8 hours for play, the fact that i wonder how long it takes to do each thing, the fact that i began this process by searching for “how long are you supposed to brush your teeth” at 6:28pm, the fact that it is now 7:50pm, the fact that communal living can reduce the amount of time spent on daily chores and life maintenance activities (the “live” of live, work, play),
|activity||low average (hours||high average (hours)|
|cooking & cleaning||2||3|
|total “live” + work (weekend)||15.15||18.9|
|total “live” + work (weekday)||18.25||22|
|time left (weekend)||8.85||5.1|
|time left (weekday)||5.75||2|
work (34.4 per week, / 7 = 4.91; average hours per day worked on weekdays = 8.5, average hours per day worked on weekend =5.4 hours), What is the Average Hours Per Week Worked in the US?, Average hours employed people spent working on days worked by day of week, A brief history of the 8-hour workday, which changed how Americans work, The U.S. is the Most Overworked Developed Nation in the World, New Report Confirms Just How Shitty US Workers Have It, sleep (7-9 hours), How much sleep do we really need?, cook and clean and eat, 2-3 hours, Guess How Much Time You Spend Eating on an Average Day, Americans Cook the Least, Eat the Fastest, Americans Spend an Average of 37 Minutes a Day Preparing and Serving Food and Cleaning Up, Number of hours spent cooking per week among consumers worldwide as of June 2014, by country, How Much Time Do Americans Spend on Food?, exercise, 30 minutes a day, How much should the average adult exercise every day?, How much exercise do you need?, meditate (10-20 minutes a day), How Long Should I Meditate?, How long should I meditate each day?, answer emails, 1 hour (conservative estimate), The cost of email interruption, U.S. Employees Spend 209 Minutes a Day on Work Emails, Data Shows, You spend 5 hours per day looking at your emails, How to Spend Way Less Time on Email Every Day, Here’s how many hours American workers spend on email each day, How much time are you spending on email?, getting dressed for exercise, shower, (5 minutes, once, every other day, or 10 minutes, once a day), the fact that i definitely have been known to taking showers longer than 10 minutes but we wouldn't want people thinking i waste water, How Often Should You Shower?, You Don't Have to Shower Every Day, Dermatologists Say, Showering daily — is it necessary?, brush teeth, 4 min (2 min, twice a day, morning and night), use the bathroom, pee (6-8 times per day, 20 seconds each, 2-3 minutes), Quiz: Is My Pee Normal? Test Your Urine Knowledge, How long does it take to pee? Harvard's Ig Nobel Prize honours the year in wacky research, poop (3-21 times per week / 7 = .43-3 times a day, 5 minutes a poop, 5 minutes a wipe = 4.3-30 minutes per day), the fact that “the average mammal — regardless of size — takes just 12 seconds to poop,” the fact that i really doubt that #, the fact that some people must have rocket poops, the fact i'd like to live a little geez, the fact that 12 seconds per poop is textbook rushing life, savor the small moments, The 'Three and Three' Rule of Pooping Tells You If You're Normal or Not, Here’s How Long It Should Really Take You to Poop, The Healthiest Way to Wipe Your Butt, wash hands (30 seconds x (6.43-11) = 3.22-5 minutes ), Show Me the Science – How to Wash Your Hands, buy groceries 10-20 minutes (60-130 hours a year, divided by 365), go to the grocery store, go home from the grocery store, put away the groceries, 7 Facts about Grocery Shopping that Might Shock You, 3 Grocery Shopping Habits That Are Costing Everyone Time and Money, Grocery Shopping Statistics: 23 Fun Size Facts to Know, How much time do you really spend grocery shopping?, The Average Worker Spends 51 Percent of Each Workday on These 3 Unnecessary Tasks, do laundry (4-17 minutes per day), How Much Time Do You Spend Doing Laundry?, By The Numbers: How Much Time We Spend Doing The Laundry, HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU SPEND DOING LAUNDRY?, How Long Does It Take To Do Laundry? (Complete Guide), Charts by Topic: Household activities, How the World Does Laundry, get dressed for the day (17 minutes a day), Never Be Late Again! Study Uncovers How Long It Takes To Get Dressed, The morning routine: 30% spend over a week in getting ready each year, put on shoes, brush, shave, put on make-up, commute (15-30 minutes, twice a day, 1 hour a day), These are the states with the longest and shortest commutes — how does yours stack up?, logistics, plan, look places up, schedule, google maps, wait in line, clean living space (10-29 minutes per day), clean car, take car to the shop, We've Broken Down Your Entire Life Into Years Spent Doing Tasks, How Much Time People Spend Doing Stuff In Their Lifetime, Your Life In Numbers, the fact that to get all of this stuff done you'd have to be a coke-ambien/adderall-xanax robot, coke or adderall to get it all done, ambien or xanax to fall asleep at night, the fact that im not sure when i'm supposed to socialize, go to the park, make art, do drugs, drink alcohol, dance, read, watch TV, writing, have a picnic, go on dates, have emotional breakdowns, volunteer, organize, When Labor Day Meant Something: Remembering the radical past of a day now devoted to picnics and back-to-school sales, support my friends and loved ones, go biking, conversations, texting, in person converstions, phone conversations, job, life's work, utopia of daily life, You Don’t Want Hygge. You Want Social Democracy., Inventing the Weekend, The Overworked American, Liberation Through Vacation, Time Is Political, Working for the Weekend, The Fight for Free Time, More Free Time — for Everyone, Germany’s 28-Hour Workweek, Living, Not Just Surviving, Caring in the City, Palaces for the People, public space, the time to enjoy public space, the comfort to, the safety, the money, the ability, Your hygge-obsession is weird and misunderstood, please stop, The hygge conspiracyHygge – Wikipedia, Gemütlichkeit – Wikipedia, Gezelligheid – Wikipedia, american anxiety, housing crisis, trump for president, white nationalists, terrorism (predominantly white young men), war, gun violence, theft, cancel culture, the american dream, magical voluntarism, the myth of the american dream, pull yourself up by your boostraps, The politics of depression: Mark Fisher on mental health and class confidence, Seize the Hamptons, Time After Capitalism, Quarantine Journal, from “When Spring Comes”:
What is it we want from life? What do we truly need? What is the world we want to live in? Do we want to service a capitalist machine that never lets us rest, never allows us to stay idle for a second and spend time with our families at home, except when it accidentally breaks down? Does that machine—a machine that feeds on the exploitation of our labor, on mindless consumerism, on the destruction of the natural environment, on the suffering of humans and fellow animals alike—deserve to be repaired? Do we want our children to keep servicing that same machine? Is our past the future we really want for them?
What do we plan to do when spring comes back around?
Killing Time, “The Concept of Work”, “Essential Services”, “Disappearing Problems”, “vital professions,” “essential services,” On The Irony of the Essential Worker – Four Fourths, Lost and the nostalgia of forced community, lack of paradox of choice, necessity, essential services,
Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.
Velvet Buzzsaw, take out the trash, sanitation workers,