A comment from Jim from Oregon:
Every day I am frustrated from my full time job. I have no hope or probable way of quitting this rat race, working forever and resting in order to regenerate for... work. How to cope with this vision for next 30-40 years? I don't want to spend my life at work. Count with me day: 8 hours work 1-2 hours travelling to work 8 hours sleep 6 hours of general tiredness from exhausting job -no will, power and energy to do anything that would resemble a hobby or a satisfying activity. week 5 days work 2 days rest where the saturdays aren't spent meaningfully, I just recover from the 5 day load. year 4 weeks holiday 48 weeks work is this a joke? I am working for six years after the graduation and I already feel that I can't go on anymore. I just want to slash this corporate office to pieces. I don't want to work. How to quit this? It is very naive and perhaps childish, but it really bothers me 99% of all time. I would like to know how others deal with this sad reality. Thanks
I've expressed previously my own horror at the whole work phenomenon here:
Finding Jim's comment this morning was particularly a propos as I spent a great deal of last night brooding over the same issue. Trapped in a meaningless universe, and then obliged to "earn" your living by being a slave. I think, perhaps, that in my ideal world, we'd have a Socialist set-up where people were obliged to do four hours of socially useful work per day and then have their freedom. A pipe-dream, no doubt, but it strikes me as eminently more civilised compared to the current barbaric set-up. In the meantime, how is one to cope?
All comments welcome.