John Taylor Gatto says: “Even when they are offered real work to do, most drift back to the secure meaningless of busywork.”
Well, that’s us, isn’t it? Uniquely qualified by income, class, education, talent and natural intelligence to accomplish significant things, I and nearly everyone I know spend our requisite 40 hours performing senseless acts of drudgery in the service of a mediocrity so huge we don’t even notice it anymore.
It’s enough to make you WWOOF with KTV. It’s enough to make you buy a slogan bumpersticker, and use it, too.