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How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy

run the fuck away

Mad science gone horribly, horribly wrong(or right).

Too long..

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run the fuck away
Too long since I posted here.

Too long since I've had the Time I've wanted, to live as I want to.

Is there something wrong with me, that this whole "work" thing is such a hinderance? I hate to think so. I hate to think that humans are meant to waste their lives, doing things that are unimportant.

GAH! There's too much! Too much to do to waste it on work, and yet worse- work that you don't want to do. Expending effort is good- there is nothing wrong with that. But for your efforts to be enslaved to others... to do not the work that you want, but the work that they want from you...

That is the crucial point that is wrong in the world.

what do I do? How can I fight back? Where is the answer?
  • If there's something wrong with you for work being in the way of living life--really LIVING it and savoring it and staying healthy and happy...

    then that same thing is wrong with me. And my mother. And Dennis. And Diana. And a lot of other people I know.
    • That leads to two questions-
      Why do we do this to ourselves? Why have we, as a society, chosen to mandate this behavior, one which makes us less happy, more discontent, and whittle away our creative energy on tasks that usually are a waste of it?

      What do we do about it?
  • Well, Karl Marx was kind of fixated on that question, but his answer didn't work out the way he wanted... it turns out that greed and power-hunger messed up his workers' utopia where everybody did a job they loved and exchanged the fruits of their labor fairly under their own supervision.

    My parents (the hippies that they are) say you should either find a job that IS what you want to do with your life, or find one that you can put up with and that will take as little time and energy as possible and still support you.

    There's a whole bunch of people who do the "simple living" thing, which is basically a lifestyle that focuses on living as cheap as possible so you can work as little as possible. Their newsgroups get a little fanatical though. There are those who try to make a 99 cent razor last years, those who insist on straight razors, those who think straight razors should be shared among the whole household and perhaps the neighbors, and those who think it would be worth it to just let their beards grow.

    Find ways to not be bored. Find ways to un-alienate your labor--make it yours.
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