Today an interviewer asked me what was the common trait that the artists I look up to share, and without missing a beat, I answered, “They all work harder than I do.”
“I don’t like work,” sang Harry McClintock, “and work don’t like me!” I think my fellow millennials, most of whom will spend their lives working harder and harder for fewer and fewer returns, should make this their anthem:
Oh, why don’t you save
all the money you earn?
If I didn’t eat
I’d have money to burn!
(Avocado toast, my ass.)
I’m also reminded of this Ivan Brunetti Nancy strip, which I’ve had hanging above my desk for years (even back when I did have a day job):