"The lock on your diary wasn’t very good, so it’s your fault I read your diary."
But the 8-hour workday is too profitable for big business, not because of the amount of work people get done in eight hours (the average office worker gets less than three hours of actual work done in 8 hours) but because it makes for such a purchase-happy public. Keeping free time scarce means people pay a lot more for convenience, gratification, and any other relief they can buy. It keeps them watching television, and its commercials. It keeps them unambitious outside of work.
We’ve been led into a culture that has been engineered to leave us tired, hungry for indulgence, willing to pay a lot for convenience and entertainment, and most importantly, vaguely dissatisfied with our lives so that we continue wanting things we don’t have. We buy so much because it always seems like something is still missing.
So I have this headcannon regarding Remus and Neville. Neville seems never overly nervous around or frightened of Remus, like he is with a majority of the of the other teachers because he already sort of knows who Remus is. He had seen Remus at St. Mungo’s. He’d never talked to him before, but he had seen Remus come out of his parents’ room. Neville knew Remus knew his parents and that made Neville trust Remus.
my major problem with Frozen is that it is a perfectly passable and average and safe Disney movie and people keep trying to prove that it is amazing and daring and challenging and in doing so keep churning out bombs of secondhand embarrassment like “look there’s some not-white people in the background, we’ve come so far since the 1950s” and “Anna isn’t your typical perfect Disney beauty, she has freckles and eyebrows that are .5% thicker than Rapunzel’s”
Sometimes I wonder if USAmericans realise nowhere in the rest of the world apart from them see their nation as a glorious place of freedom and self-expression and oppurtunities.