I’m working with a bunch of people who take their work very seriously. They’re always busy. With writing documents, running back and forth between meetings, producing analyses. Making deadlines.In fact, they tend to get so busy, that with some regularity there just isn’t time for lunch (because of this I got into the habit of eating my lunch while taking a walk outside. Great when it’s summer, not quite as nice in winter).
How far we’ve come! Though whether it’s in the right direction I’m willing to argue.
Once upon a time (I’m talking many thousands of years back), the only deadline was lunch! As in, if you don’t have lunch (and breakfast, dinner, afternoon snack, midnight munchies) for long enough, you’re dead.
Nowadays getting lunch is easy. You walk to your local deli, sandwich-shop, burger place, pizza joint or what have you, you give them a few bits of round metal or a square of dead tree, and they hand you a pre-packed lunch (full of yummy fat, sugar, carbohydrates and salt!). You should’ve tried that in the good old days! Lots of pieces of dead tree, but nobody around to trade anything for it.
Somewhere between inventing fire and the 24-hour economy we must have taken a wrong turn. Not sure exactly where, but it does seem that now there is no way going back.
The world has gone crazy, and nobody noticed.
But not to worry, I’ll just finish me analysis and then it’s time for lunch!
I’m Bastiaan. I write this blog to give you some insight into the things I run into and perhaps to inspire you to go in search of your own life extraordinaire.
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