Laaaaame! Today is Labor Day which kinda sort means that summer is over! Where the heck did it go? (Also, where the heck did this month go, because I feel like I JUST paid rent -____-) Ironically enough, most of the people I know are actually working today on this momentous occasion. There is no off day when it comes to people capitalizing on an opportunity to sell. But... what if everybody actually DID have the day off today? Think about how chaotic it would be! Think of all the things you couldn't do, couldn't buy...places you couldn't go. We'd all probably just have to stay right inside our houses and starve the day away. It is unfortunate that everyone in this world can't live out their ultimate passions and dreams, but working to help keep this society in motion is in itself, extremely respectable.
The mentality of a typical "hard worker" is just something I've never really been able to relate to particularly. It's just not in my blood! Some of you may be familiar with the phrase "work smarter, not harder"? I agree, you shouldn't just be a mindless drone putting in millions of hours and wearing your self wafer thin just to get by. There is always a way to re-strategize the way you are getting something done to make it more profitable. I believe you can work hard and smart at the same time. The thing is, while you are working smarter, it just doesn't feel so long and drawn out because you are actually stimulating yourself in the process and not just doing the same tedious, unchanging task over and over.
It's a harsh reality, but everyone in this world has to work in some way or another. It gives people a sense of purpose I believe. It's like, if we are not "working", then what are we doing with our lives? There are some jobs out there that are just flat out undesirable, but NEED to be done. I'm sure we can all think of a few! All jobs are important. It doesn't matter if you are the CEO of Google, or cleaning the sewers of Google, every little piece of this moving societal machine is invaluable. The thing that always boggles me is the VAST difference in pay, as well as the social stigma of the bluest of collared workers. We are all important! We should not look down on or treat the people who, let's say, clean toilets, any different just because this is what is necessary for the world to function. Also, those of you who ARE doing the "dirty work", don't think that what you are doing isn't much to be proud of. Working should never be looked down upon.
I know, I know, all this coming from me...a person who has made it her life mission to never "work for the man". But hear me out! Just because I particularly can't find it in me to succumb to the supercilious authoritative direction of an equal being, doesn't mean that working for someone else is necessarily wrong. I just have a lot of psychological issues perhaps! I appreciate the working class so much. As they should be appreciated! I just have a different way of "working"... as some people do. We can't all be the same.
To tell you the truth, I even have a soft spot for the lazys of the world. Most people have it in them, but some are just afraid to surrender to the wonderfulness of doing nothing. When focusing on work all the time, precious moments are often lost, never to be heard from again! We've all seen the movies of the father who works too hard and never has time for his family. It's terrible! (And sometimes may often lead to his floozy of a wife cheatin' it up with the young, hot, available pool boy, 50 shades of grey style... I'm just sayin'!)
Point is folks, in life we must all work in some sort of capacity. No job is necessarily better or worse, we just have to do what works for us, as long as we are working towards SOMEthing. However, don't get so caught up in work that you don't take time to be a little lazy. Even the good Lord rested after 6 days of overtime creating this crazy world, so don't feel like you don't deserve a break too! Even if you didn't get off work today, take a day! Take a week! As for me, yeaaaa I'm officially on month 9 of not "working for the man". I do still work though! Maybe I will elaborate on my day to day in another blog though... Happy Labor Day people of the world!
p.s. One thing I didn't know about Labor day was that it apparently started in NYC! The first parade was in Union Square.
p.p.s. There is also the Caribbean parade going on in Brooklyn today (which is coincidently in the neighborhood where I live, however, I'm avoiding that like the plague. Not drunk enough for that craziness! (not drunk at all!))
p.p.p.s. The instagram page @girlwithnojob is totally me! I relate to almost every post!