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DO THE Hu$tle
There’s this saying that Berlin hustles harder – at least the tote bag of that French girl who’s sitting opposite me on the U8 is offering this indication. I’m not sure if I should agree as this slogan basically is only picking up the causality chain that has been dropped by Berlin’s wasted youth. I know that Berlin has its very own drive but I seriously doubt that there’s a specific hustle that’s instilled in Berliners. Compared to other major cities Berlin is still in need of some serious remediation in terms of hustling. Compared to London or Paris or Barcelona, Berlin still is the F student in Europe’s hustling class because over here the constant hustle to juggle a job, kids and whatnot with whatever shenanigans your right brain is suggesting still must feel like a storm in a teacup in contrast. It’s the people who hustle differently... and nothing can beat an old-fashioned hustle.
You hustle as hard as you can and make it happen because failure most definitely isn’t an option - as a matter of fact it is a quintessential nemesis to keep your heartrate high and your mind open to new ideas as soon as you’re working in, well, creative fields (for a lack of a better word). People who hustle tend to be smarter, more flexible, more eloquent and more agile. They are killer and cleaner in unison. Some say they’re even better looking than the rest. People who hustle are the ones you’d stick to because they know how shit works, they are the ones you want around when things go south – and they are the people you just love to have by your side when things finally go right. Good things happen to those who hustle.
Having said that: it so much fucking sucks to have to hustle non-stop. It sucks so bad that even standing in line for ten minutes straight just to fill in a lottery ticket as soon as the jackpot tops the 10-million-mark presents itself as a genius idea. It is so goddamn annoying that even digging a hole in some random place in order to check for gold seems to be a better option. As long as you don’t belong to this particular niche crowd that’s addicted to struggle porn you should totally consider social welfare or getting any kind of permanent employment regardless of the actual job on display. Fuck creativity. Fuck art. Fuck freedom. They certainly won’t have any kind of impact on society anymore. Together we can change the world, believe me, just one random act of vicious violence at a time.
Wow, how did I end up here?
Welcome to another rad issue of Lodown Magazine. All the best for 2019 – keep on fighting the good fight.