…I tell them surf, art, music, poetry, philosophy…and every single time I get the same answer, ‘Ok, but how are you gonna make money?’ Any big city you go to, people are always gonna try and stick you with an occupation-game label and when they can’t, they hate it. They gotta box you up somehow with their categorical filter, so what’s it gonna be? How are they gonna label this profound kid who doesn’t know and doesn’t care where he’s going, wandering from place to place with a ukulele in his hands, who’s so goddamn intrigued on some adventure of living while they’re working 9-5 in their corporate suits and ties Monday through Friday? But today, this one business man who asked the legendary question that has been passed down from generation to generation since long before the fucking 1700’s, he went about it in this certain elitist way that really struck me with a deep feeling of revulsion. The only response that came to my flustered mind that was basic enough for me to translate into Spanish was Timothy Leary’s famous metaphorical phrase “Turn on, Tune in, and Drop out, but I’m not a–” he cut me off, “So you’re a hippy”…beat to the punch, damn him!

~ by undertownaufrago on November 29, 2011.

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