Death of smart creatives

Ashton Deroy writes: This blog is conversational. I do not write from academic opinions nor do I reject presenting my work due to an interpreted quality problem. I write directly without a filter from my mind. This blog is executed more like a view-able personal journal.

This week is reading week readers. Meaning I have nothing to do,except read. This week I have been carefully studying Supply Chain management and Managerial accounting for my courses at Loyalist College, where I attend taking the business program.

What am I writing about today? A few years ago I read the book How google Works by by Eric Schmidt (Author), Jonathan Rosenberg (Author). In this book I explored the concept of a Smart Creative. When I read this book? I believe I found my own identity expressed in the author’s perception of what a Smart Creative was. I was also very sad reading about the types of environments a Smart Creative could not thrive in because for much of my life I worked within those environments. Think of rigid workplaces such as call centers where your only value is to be on the phone working constantly. Nothing else about you including your health & welfare brings any value to the company. If you need to experience this life example, go work at Hinduja Global Solutions or S&P Data. If you are a creative person with interesting pursuits of leisure. Watch as these places strip away your entire identity. Hobbies become unimportant, time with loved ones & slowly work becomes a place you dread. A place where you envy being in bed instead of being at work. 

What I am talking about today? Is how our increasingly mathematical capitalistic society is killing the Smart Creatives. There is never enough money anymore for people at my low income level to get by. It is simple people who should be the smart creative & workers can’t make enough money to guarantee their survival. We see capitalism justified for it’s wealth creation but it still needs to be criticized for the workers’ survival epidemic.

Socially in Belleville Ontario, I can not find my equals. I have no idea where they are! Besides in my home where I consider my roommates Smart Creative types. I can find fewer & fewer equals to enjoy my time with as I go along in Belleville. Apparently I could probably find plenty of students at Loyalist College whom would pay me to do their assignment. This you can see as the academic integrity of the college increasingly comes in to question.

Instead what are we left with in Belleville because of the depletion of ethics, intelligence & focus? Depleted half present people. Right now with the changes to OSAP & financial struggles. People are so divided between their studies & a job. You don’t have people intellectually and academically present in their minds at the college. Instead what you have for example is someone like a student I worked with named Kayla, who didn’t even comprehend that for a reading comprehension assignment she needed to cite the articles from which she read with an APA format. It isn’t her fault though. The distractions of our increasingly financially & personally demanding lives require much attention and mostly it makes our work + mind take a negative hit!

This is why as a Socialist I think the capitalist system is set up for failure. Eventually this system is going to be so inflated that Workers’ & Smart Creatives won’t even be able to do what society needs them to do. (Work) They won’t be able to focus on it. Workers & Smart Creatives will be too busy sorting out shelter issues, food scarcity issues & societal issues. That they will not be able to focus on producing art, focusing on outputs & even workplace improvement.

Increasingly the longer I reflect on Socialism the more I realize. This is not going to be a revolution by the angered workers. It is just an option for a society nearing a collapse. We can become a society focused on the welfare of it’s contributors (Smart Creatives & Workers) . Or the society that smothers Smart Creatives so they never develop their gifts & stresses workers in to an unproductive frenzy.

“Socialism or barbarism?”

“Productivity is the amount of output produced per hour worked.”
“Productivity growth around the world. In over two-thirds of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries, annual productivity growth has been at lead 1 percentage point slower since 2008.”

– UK Budget November 2017

My theory is as the quality of life continues to go down worldwide for middle-class families. We will only see productivity go down because no worker will have the fulfillment, financial security & enjoyment of life it takes to be productive workers. The industry leaders, political Conservatives & Operations management teams in Canada, maybe even worldwide have forgotten that Work is a trade. We won’t continue to do it if the economic success does not match the pain levels associated with employment.

References

Schmidt , E., & Rosenberg , J. (2017). How Google Works? New York, New York: Grand Central Publishing.
Eagleton, T. (2018).Why Marx was right: 2nd edition Connecticut, Old Saybrook: Tantor Media Inc.

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