You have to do something for a living.
What are you going to do when you grow up? Pick one thing.
Find a job, earn money, buy things, that’s just how it works.
Everyday discourses surround us everywhere with all their depressingness. They seek to incorporate each individual to existing structures. This means they don’t offer creative solutions or encourage finding one’s own way.
On the other side of the fence are the utopian discourses that are concerned with questions such as “What should be done?”, “What is good life?” and “What do I want to achieve?”. Everyday life seeks to extinguish these reflections because they are a threat to its banal existence. At the same time they are its lifeline; without dreams and goals everyday life is nothing but boring repetition without any point.
Perhaps democracy prevailed over tyranny in speeches, but how come we are still dictated by the banality of everyday life? At the same time major problems of the world remain unsolved.