Sunday, April 15, 2012

Go read this speech.  way better than the one at our convocation ceremony, which I already forgot actually.

"The most important is this: do not work.

Work is anything that you are compelled to do. By its very nature, it is undesirable.

Work kills. The Japanese have a term “Karoshi”, which means death from overwork. That’s the most dramatic form of how work can kill. But it can also kill you in more subtle ways. If you work, then day by day, bit by bit, your soul is chipped away, disintegrating until there’s nothing left. A rock has been ground into sand and dust.

There’s a common misconception that work is necessary. You will meet people working at miserable jobs. They tell you they are “making a living”. No, they’re not. They’re dying, frittering away their fast-extinguishing lives doing things which are, at best, meaningless and, at worst, harmful.

People will tell you that work ennobles you, that work lends you a certain dignity. Work makes you free. The slogan “Arbeit macht frei” was placed at the entrances to a number of Nazi concentration camps. Utter nonsense.

Do not waste the vast majority of your life doing something you hate so that you can spend the small remainder sliver of your life in modest comfort. You may never reach that end anyway.

Resist the temptation to get a job. Instead, play. Find something you enjoy doing. Do it. Over and over again. You will become good at it for two reasons: you like it, and you do it often. Soon, that will have value in itself. " ----- so easy to say but..........

whaaaaat am I going to do with the rest of my life?????!!!!! I ask myself this question every single day.     My soul is already tired out and disintegrating from this miserable, meaningless job in a FUCKIN BASEMENT. 

1 comment:

  1. basement is no good. lappart a math est ds un sous-sol et je suis full deprimée quand je suis chez lui. en juillet, il bouge dans un apt plus grand, situé au 2e etage et avec des fenetres nord et est.

    moi non plus jai pas envie de waste ma vie au travail. doit trouver un travail ds un autre pays ou qui demande juste 6 mois par année lol