#Idea – The ‘Supply and Demand’ Problem of Modern Humanity / 06.06.19

We don’t value people
(As much as I feel we should)
Because we have ‘too much access’ to people.

This is something of a supply and demand issue.

As a general principle
We tend to value less which is more abundant
And this can apply to people.

Example:
You’d probably be much happier to see another person
After spending a year alone in the wilderness
Than you’d be
Spending yet another day (another year?)
Fighting through the crowds at your metro station

If there were less of us, maybe we’d value each other more.

Though seeing as this is probably not going to happen any time soon
We should come up with better ways to value each other
Ways that take into account how many of us that there are now.

Put another way
Come up with a way not to dehumanise people
Considering how many people there are.

The current MO is to treasure a small group of people
And look on at everyone else with some degree of ambiguity or neutrality.

black and white lovers photo
Photo by jepoirrier

So,
Are there ways of valuing everyone equally without the ‘us and them’ mentality?
In other words – can we think of everyone as part of our ‘in-group’?
I don’t know.

Perhaps imagine that one of those people
In the teeming mass of humanity that surrounds you
Is the only person that you have seen in the last 10 years?

#Idea – Your Experience Alleviates Your Age / 20.05.19

You can and must use your experience
To offset the ravages of your age.
It’s one of the only things you can do.

Learning how to stretch is the perfect example.

You make better decisions today
To compensate for the bad decisions you made yesterday.

After all
If you carried on like you were 21
You might be dead by now.
(I know I’d be)

Photo by RandyDMM (Pixabay)

#Idea – The Wrong Workplace / 08.05.18

Note: this probably doesn’t apply to people who enjoy their work, though I have read this is less than half of people who do…

When you think about it
The workplace is a con.

Taken to its worst extreme
It’s an absurd situation.

The idea that
You have to get up before you want to
Put on clothes you wouldn’t choose to wear
And travel to a place
To do work you don’t want to do
For people you don’t really care for.

And this is for five-sevenths of your week
And one-third of your waking hours (…but realistically more)
Of course, many of these hours are your best hours
The better part of the day, in which you have the most energy
And get the best ideas
And this all eats up the better part of your ‘productive’ life,
When you are young, vital and most capable.

article about the workplace - black and white hall
Photo by 12019 (Pixabay)

The sooner you realise
How sorry a state of affairs it all is
How much a wholesale theft of your very life it all is
And the sooner that you come up with a means to support yourself
That doesn’t involve this masochistic slog
The better.

Of course
You can take pride
In working for a noble cause.

But
You must surely expect more from your life
Than working for a living
Whilst you die inside.

Photo by StockSnap (Pixabay)