Kid Roleplays Capitalism
“My name is David, I work at the New York Times. Let’s focus on talking. Hang on my lunch is here.”
This is not the first time Kina has showed up in this newspaper wearing my headphones and pretending to have a job. The last time we covered this topic was April of last year, when we were all busy getting vaccinated and feeling optimistic about the future, and I had a lot to say about humane workplaces and what it meant for Kina to be modeling the kind of work that fosters them. I would encourage you to go back and read that newsletter again, if you haven’t in a while.
What I guess I hadn’t realized is how frequently I emerge frantically from my room, still talking to whomever is presently staring at an empty chair and hearing me retrieve lunch. Neither had I ever said the words “WE ARE PLANNING TO MAKE MONEY” in the way that Kina is suggesting here.
What I can confirm is that I spend a lot of time talking, and on the focus we pay to talking. Does it all make a difference?
I dunno. Ask Kina.