Jobs and Hopelessness

Whether it’s just a contributing factor or the main reason, much of the time our jobs can convince us that life is meaningless or that we don’t contribute much. I had a co-worker yesterday who told me that they felt useless even though they hate the job. Our jobs can convince us that we’re useless…

Busyness and the Passage of Time

I’ve talked before about noted Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard and his ideas on idleness and boredom. Those excerpts came from a book entitled Either/Or: A Fragment of Life that focuses on how to live an ethical life. Another part of this book also includes the topic of busyness, with Kierkegaard remarking that: Of all ridiculous…

The 9 to 5 Shift as “Torture”

The idea that work inhibits our sleep is something I’ve touched on before but it’s good to see one of the experts involved in sleep discuss this as well. Dr. Paul Kelly has spoken up specifically about the harms that waking up at 9 AM has done to our bodies and our overall health: This…

Kierkegaard and Leisure

In Rotation of Crops (a part of his first published book Either/Or) Kierkaagard tackled the issue of boredom and briefly touches on the benefits of leisure: Idleness, we are accustomed to say, is the root of all evil. To prevent this evil, work is recommended…. Idleness as such is by no means a root of…