They May Have Jobs, but we Have Our Own Manga!

This is by far the coolest thing I’ve seen in a while: The Willfully Unemployed of Japan Have Their Own Mecha Manga The show is called Neetenberg (高機動無職ニーテンベルグ or “High Mobility Unemployed: Neetenbergere’s and here’s a brief synopsis from Kotaku: The story follows the young protagonist, Yu Fudo (遊 不働), a character whose name literally…

A Reflection on Laziness and Boredom

For those who don’t know, I’ve addressed Isaac Morehouse’s thoughts on work before on a few separate occasions. I haven’t received any responses from him but given how busy he seems I suppose that’s not surprising. Recently, Isaac had a post called Laziness is not About Lack of Labor. And sure, I guess on the…

Purpose can be a Dangerous Thing

In late August, Barry Schwartz a professor of psychology wrote an article for the New York times called Rethinking Work. Anything that’s going to get us challenge our contemporary notions of work is going to interest me. But sadly Schwartz’s article isn’t so much challenging things like the Puritan work ethic, the obsession with fast-living,…

55 (Hours) and (Barely) Alive

At this point there should be little doubt that working longer hours isn’t always healthy. Even within an eight hour you’re likely going to start slowing down. Either because you didn’t get enough sleep, work is stressful or a lack of time for yourself. Whatever the reason, after a certain amount of hours you likely…