Everyday you wake up with the ring of the alarm clock buzzing in your ears. You turn over to turn it off, checking last nights messages and emails, before finally forcing yourself to the bathroom. After which the usual routine of showering, brushing and breakfast ensue. You sit in the traffic jam you promised you’d avoid the day before. You walk into work craving your morning coffee. Why? Because that’s what you do everyday. It’s the little enjoyment you get before you continue to turn like the cog in the machine you’ve become to earn a living. The “career” for which they say you have to be grateful for, the one that puts food on the table. Ironically, the meaningless tasks you do, supposedly give meaning to your life. The 6 years of primary school, 5 years of secondary school, 2 years of college and 4 years of university have culminated in the career you’ve never really wanted. 11 years of education for 40 years of sitting in an office repeating the same thing year in year out. Happy New Year, Merry Christmas. They say “time flies when you’re having fun”, but you’re not having fun, yet time flies. You age away being given monetary rewards for your hard work. You get promoted year on year, working towards that ‘40 years of service’ certificate. The one piece of paper which has as much meaning and value as the degree certificate which got you the job in the first place. You retire having experienced your soul being crushed through repetition, encouraging your children to do the same. There is no physical piece of paper for proof, but you definitely signed up for this as soon as you made the choice.
Life Is Perception