The Cubicle Rat
How mind numbing it is to work at a meaningless, tiresome, boring and soul depriving excuse for what most call a job. A lot of jobs are unnecessary, redundant, temporal prisons that provide people with just enough financial resources to maintain a quality of life so discontenting that it makes mediocrity GREAT!
It may be time to reconsider the options available and take the plunge into the world of self-employment. In order to break away from the consuming wretchedness of “modernized” work weeks, you need to take the first step and ask yourself the simple question; “Why am I doing this? Why have I succumbed to wasting the majority of my life working for a miniscule wage at the expense of my happiness?”
The world wouldn’t collapse if several thousand bank tellers, mortgage brokers, and radiation technicians decided to quit their jobs and make a living pursuing their passion. If you’re reading this, then chances are that the world doesn’t rely on you to keep your job, doing whatever it is you do. Take a moment to read, and reflect on what your ambitions have become and can potentially be in the near future.
Several hundred years ago, people fled their counties of origin to pursue a life uninhibited of religious and political persecution. They sought to create a life based on the ideology of free enterprise. However, following the aftermath of WWII the U.S., being geographically isolated and relatively unharmed form the war, secured its position as the manufacturing epicenter. With Europe, Russia, and Japan in ruins, and China and the rest of the world undeveloped, the U.S., by default, became the global hub for manufacturing. It triggered the migration of a workforce to factories and desk jobs with relatively high wages. Furthermore, this migratory shift initiated the evolution of the modern day cubicle.
Walled off from human contact and engulfed in the bland gray tone of the modern day cubicle is by far one of the most dreaded working conditions for any semi-educated job seeker in a developed country. Unfortunately, most are tempted by the proverbial corporate ladder and consequently trapped in the life of corporate nonsense.
As we interviewed people from all walks of life, it became apparent that most don’t express their discontent outwardly; it takes a bit of investigative and psychoanalytic work to get an idea of how miserable they truly were with their 9-5 jobs with two 15 minute break, an hour lunch, and a week of vacation time each year. Their misconstrued ideology was based on the propaganda that in order to achieve a comfortable and secure lifestyle, one must work a 9-5 job, most likely trapped in a cubicle. There seems to be an undeclared general consensus that any strong willed person with self discipline should be able to handle these mind-numbing, soul depriving jobs without any complaint.
While a small percentage of workers are content with their jobs, wages, and lifestyles, far too many are simply unhappy. One’s full potential is rarely realized at a 9-5 job.
In order to transition from a cubicle, climbing an endless ladder at no avail, to a work week dictated by one’s desires and ambitions, one must break free from the superficiality that has become the undertone of American culture.
There exist vast repositories of information and resources on the internet to pursue any passion as a form of living. In this day-and-age, all one needs is a desire and the will to attain it.