Have you ever got the feeling that you are paddling away in a trance? Like a long drawn hypnosis that is hard to tell from reality. Like some Art of Living mojo you heard while on the herb. Has to be some out of the ordinary explanation that keeps you slogging away in the ordinary. How else could one mire in this daily drudgery till death or old age prevail?
There must be thousands if not millions of hamsters like you at it every day. You cannot fathom how your drone-like paper pushing ultimately makes business happen, generates revenue, satisfies share holders and credits your monthly ration.
Its 2 pm in the afternoon. And it is just like you to drift into a heady day dream post lunch.
Just when you think you are on to something…the phone rings to snap you out of realization. It is Head Slave and he wants you in this cabin with the Acme contract. You rush in trying to collect your thoughts only to find HS even more disoriented.
‘We have 9,000 employees in 73 countries and we can’t get an auditorium entry?’ HS was demanding of his secretary.
‘They have been all booked for a week sir,’ explained Sec.
‘I am Vice President of this enterprise,’ reasoned HS.
‘Sir, there are 123 Vice Presidents globally, Head Office had only reserved seats for 90,’
In visible disbelief, HS turns to you. He keeps staring having forgotten why he had called you in. At this time, he would probably have trouble recalling your name too. Finding HS in this very pedestrian situation, you too forget what you were there for.
After an awkward few seconds, you wisely step out and sit into the comfort of your pointless but peaceful existence.
Knowledge is power but ignorance is bliss.