Jason's email forward today was very touching. I'm guessing most of you must've already received the same forward, maybe a couple of times over. You know how forwards are. But anyway, for everybody's reference, the message at the end of the forward was this :
"Are you aware that if we died tomorrow, the company that we are working for would easily replace us in a matter of days. But the family we left behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives. And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more into work than to our own family an unwise investment indeed, don't you think?"
I am aware. Again, I think most of us are. But what the hell is the solution? You can't work and do a half-assed job, you can't not work, yes, we need money. Also, lame-assed work = loser. And nobody wants to be a loser.
I'm thinking binary fission. Divide thyself and let one of you pour thyself into thine work, one into thine family, one into thine romantic interest, one into thine society, one into thine church, and so on and so forth.
What irritates me is hearing words of wisdom that are indeed oh-so-wise to hear but has no logical solutions to them. Somebody pops up and says "Hey, do you realise when you're short and tiny, it's that much more difficult to reach cabinets and cupboards and you have to stretch a lot and you may even be putting yourself in risk of hazardous back pains from all that stretching? (Underlying message would be 'Don't be short, be tall')." It's worse than the Confucius-y 'Think yourself out of your height' thing...