A long time ago, I posted (perhaps not quite so brilliantly) about the secret existence of two levels of welfare – the welfare state for people who go to college and the welfare state for those who didn’t.
This week, a very smart anthropologist wrote a piece about bullshit jobs. I particularly like the part where he says:
Huge swathes of people, in Europe and North America in particular, spend their entire working lives performing tasks they secretly believe do not really need to be performed. The moral and spiritual damage that comes from this situation is profound. It is a scar across our collective soul. Yet virtually no one talks about it.
I kind of want to jump up and down like Donkey in Shrek, saying “pick me, pick me!” because I talked about it seven years ago. But really what that’s about is wanting to be smart enough so that I can have a job that isn’t BS.