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Observation #2: The daily grind

Here’s what I’ve gathered: People get up in the morning to go their extremely boring jobs (data-mining for the government, answering tech support calls for Dell or HP, processing credit card applications for MBNA, teaching a class of disrespectful 6th graders about the Civil War, etc.). To compensate for this daily depression, people have relationships – lovers, children, friends, relatives. While they’re at work, they’re dreaming of the time they’ll spend with their children, or the vacation they’re going to take with their husband or wife. They’re looking forward to the football game with the football team they grew up watching (so that it’s become their definition of a good/relaxing/carefree time) as incentive to drag through their day, every day.

Maybe because of all these distractions (outlets), or maybe because of their personality/nature, the daily grind isn’t that stressful for the majority of people, otherwise there would be many more suicides and violent reactions from the aggregate workforce.

For others, however, the daily grind is unbearable. It’s not in their constitution to do what they’re not in love with.

1 Comment

  1. June 21, 2006 at 10:12 pm

    I love my work, and I look forward to spending time with you and talking to you because I love who you are. It has nothing to do with escapism, really.

    I miss you =(

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