Two months ago, Kanye West declared to Seth Meyers, “Everything in the world is exactly the same.” And I knew exactly what he meant.
His conversation revolved mostly about fashion, and yes, in fashion everything is exactly the same. Celine is the same as Off White is the same as Carhartt is the same as baby clothes is the same as Halloween costumes. From design, to manufacturing, to sourcing fabrics and materials, and then getting a loan to make your shit that you hopefully sell if you have the right showroom or ad or blogger wearing your shit.
But it isn’t just clothes that are the same. EVERYTHING is the same. If you practice playing football your entire life and win the Superbowl, you celebrate by drinking your face off. If you practice your whole life and lose the Superbowl, you drink your face off in sadness.
If you have nothing when you come into the country, you can find yourself inside one of the largest mansions cleaning or watching babies. If you have all the money in the world, you will build a large house to protect you from outsiders, then fill it with poor people that work for you.
If you make good money decisions, you get to drive a Lamborghini. If you never make a money decisions, you can be a valet at the Grove and drive 100 Lamborghinis.
You can dedicate your life to playing a musical instrument that you will never master or receive accolades for... or you can be a DJ.
Every city in the world everyone is doing the same thing – eating, fucking, lying to the doorman, getting fucked out of their table by Taylor Swift, and bumming a cigarette from a stranger. You can learn every language or zero language and life is exactly the same.
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