Friday, December 5, 2008

A workingman's burden

Is there anyone out there who realizes how dull it is to work for 40 hours a week, doing the same thing every day, again and again without changing? It is so terribly boring! Sure, a job is a job, and right now you're lucky if you have any kind of job, but that doesn't change the fact that work can often be extremely boring and stultifying. And what does it lead to? I don't feel that I am making the world a better place by coming to work every day and doing the same thing I do every day. Is there something noble about this? If there is, it doesn't appear readily to me. So you work somewhere for 40 years and retire. Is that all there is in life? This is a frightening proposition.