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…

Boring Yourself Into Creativity

I’ve talked more than a few times about creativity and its relation to boredom as well as technology. Heck, I’ve even read and reviewed a whole book about that called Autopilot. There’s a lot to this newer notion about boredom that it’s helpful, necessary and gets the creative juices (via your default mode in your…

Friedrich Nietzsche on Wage Slavery

Doreen’s Notes: This is the third (see here and here) time we’ve heard from Nietzsche on the site. I found this gem while going through Walter Kaufmann’s wonderful The Portable Nietzsche which I am still reading. Citing this doesn’t necessarily mean I agree with all of it, but it’s certainly an anti-work/work-critical quote I enjoy.…