In developing countries, where the petty bourgeois is increasing by thousands, “I just don’t have the time” has become the greatest thing that one can say. Once you say it, you have brilliantly posed your due claim on the road to corporate echelon. How would Gramsci describe this cultural hegemony?
Let me say too, proudly, “I just don’t have the time”. But hey, aren’t we all being forced to have the time (or should I say waste time) for the things that affect us more in life? In all cities, time for commuting to work is increasing every day. It takes more time today than yesterday to flag down a taxi and to get a seat at one’s favorite restaurant. It takes longer and longer to get to speak to an agent in a call center. It takes more time to retire as governments faced by budgetary pressures make people spend more time at work as they increase retirement age. So does it really matter if I can download a file faster if takes now so much more time to die as human life-span itself keeps getting longer, giving us all the time we need and more?