I love this… But let me add one thing.
I’m 18 and agree with everything you said. The capitalist system places way too much focus on productivity, and not enough on meaningful work that fosters growth and change.
But even in your desire to explore new things now, you make the concession of “when I have kids, I’ll slow down.”
Maybe that’s your path and what you’re at peace with. That’s great for you, and for those who don’t want to explore at all, more power to them.
I’m different though. I don’t ever want to slow down. I don’t ever want to stop experimenting, changing, innovating, and creating new art through whatever modern medium exists.
Maybe I’m just 18 and naive though :p
Thanks for reading,