As trapped as the Hegemon-King of Western Chu, Xiang Yu, i can only lament what his final song...
My only hope, is that i'd have a different fate...
Only if there's some one who i truly confide to. Enemy at all four directions, in job and in life. Was i wrong? How did i end up in this predicament?
I only wanted to be free... Is that too much to ask for even?
Humans, are extremely adaptive beings. Just think about the fact that we are the product of evolution from centuries ago and you’d understand that how strong we are, and how strong we can become. But evolution is a deceptively dangerous process. Cause once adapted, it is close to impossible to un-adept.
Hence, choose what you want to adapt to carefully.
The modern workforce of slavery is one such result of evolution. At first, people have dreams, passion and strong desires. But yet, for whatever reasons, the mundane workplace is where most if not all of us will have to get stuck in. Like a kid stepping into a shopping mall, we got into the ‘adult’ world just as excited and enthusiastic, believing that we are moving one step closer to our dreams.
But this one step may be the very last for most people as they slowly get complacent to their workplace. In a sense, however uncomfortable and un-challenging the workplace can be, they adept to it, ‘evolving’ into beings of workers. Their dreams and passions that once fuel them have turned into cold hard ashes than encase their mind from the outside world.
Me being one of these potential work-zombies are typing this as a message, a reminder, for myself and everyone out there. Wake up now, or you’ll be dead before you know it!
I’m saying this because I’ve been so caught up in work myself that I didn't realise months had just passed by. Besides the many more miseries life throws at me with my family issues, I have done nothing for my personal growth. For the first time I found myself comfortable in the workplace, and this scares me. I used to have such big dreams and burning passion but now, I’d just tell myself to work and forget about the rest. Yes, life will be so much easier then, but will it be better?
I think I’ll need to go, shop, spend, and indulge in the utmost luxuries of life for that was once my source of motivation, to pursue a lifestyle beyond my current means. Maybe then will I start remembering, who I really was, and more importantly, who I want to be.
Recalling one of my favorite quotes: "Greed, for a lack of better word, is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and capture the essences of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all its forms; greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge, has marked the upward surge of mankind."
Time to be greedy!!!