Essential

This new Dustinland comic is about the people keeping our society functioning right now… or better yet, it’s about how it feels to not be one of them. I mean, in terms of the complexity of the way our economy works, everyone is “necessary” in the sense that all these parts keep the money moving, keep tax dollars flowing… basically us “unessential” white collar workers do help pay the essential workers. But it still feels weird working from home and having some person making minimum wage bring food to my house like a servant. I’m grateful of course. I have a great life. These are just weird times that make certain things about our civilization hit home.

2 responses to “Essential

  1. The last panel resonates with me. Reaching for things that are high up is like 60% of why my wife married me.

    • Ha! Yeah when I wrote that last panel it made me think… man, if I were shorter, what service would I provide? Maybe I’d have to be one of those little gym dudes who gets super ripped, and then I could open jars and move furniture around.

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