Sometimes it doesn’t matter what you feel. You have to do what is right and acceptable. You are not allowed to break the rules because your life would change so drastically…and everyone you’ve ever known will be against you. Your family..your friends..and even your God. You have to put your happiness on the back burner. You have to make yourself tolerate the circumstance…After all..it’s not all about you. It’s about self sacrifice.It is about putting others before yourself and maybe if you do that there is a chance that your sacrifice will come back to you. Doing what is honorable…it is such a hard thing..but you must…You will. You have to…Pray to God that you won’t burst or fall to pieces in the process of staying strong.
This machine allows anyone to work for minimum wage for as long as they like. Turning the crank on the side releases one penny every 4.97 seconds, for a total of $7.25 per hour. This corresponds to minimum wage for a person in New York. This piece is brilliant on multiple levels, particularly as social commentary. Without a doubt, most people who started operating the machine for fun would quickly grow disheartened and stop when realizing just how little they’re earning by turning this mindless crank. A person would then conceivably realize that this is what nearly two million people in the United States do every day…at much harder jobs than turning a crank. This turns the piece into a simple, yet effective argument for raising the minimum wage.
this is amazing!
(Source: bencrowther, via ignore-the-influence)