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Success on its own doesn’t have any weight, when it’s divorced from context and from humanity. Success on its own is why we’re holding up real estate millionaires as examples of a well-lived-life, and admiring them for gathering millions of dollars by dividing up the limited earth on this planet and pushing ownership of it further and further away from the working people.
MVPs aren’t just for startups. Want to make a feature length film? Make a short story first. Then make it a comic book. Then make it an audio show. Then make it a short film. Then make it a feature film. Build traction with each iteration.
They don’t address Racism. Sexism. Homophobia. Transphobia. The inbuilt systems in our society that hold back people who don’t fit a certain model. And in the case of Tony Robbins, they discredit and disavow sexual assault survivors and I just ain’t here for that shit any day of the week.
There is — and probably always will be — a surplus of free content. But that’s like saying there’s a surplus of free food in the dumpster behind the alley. Some of it may be perfectly good, but most of us would rather pay for something more reliable and convenient if we’re able. And many people will pay a lot for something superior.
For men, purchasing the time of a sex worker has become more societally-acceptable than purchasing the time of a mental health worker. That unrequited burden of emotional support then ends up resting on the shoulders of the sex worker with whom the man is already sharing connective, intimate time. It’s not that men aren’t ever just seeking aid in some kind of sexual release, but despite living in a country where public opinion seems to be embracing the erotic services market, we’re still shaming men for perceived vulnerability.