I’m a Bad Employee

I’m a bad employee. I only work to get paid. I’m not driven by some altruistic goal to better the world around me and I don’t think I’m the only one.

It seems only the truly self-centered and pretentious individual believes that he is even part of the answer to Man’s problems. Yet when it comes to work, I’d like to be doing something useful with my limited time. I’d like to do something that will somehow make another human being happier, even if only for a moment and I don’t think I’m the only one.

So let me be clear; a good employee is obsessed with his work, because that is the most important thing in his measly life. However, for the rest of us, we have to work because that’s the system we choose to live in. We must earn our way through life.

I believe there’s a way to be a good employee without sacrificing your values in life. Come to the realization that work is just work and decide to do the best you possibly can at it. Be happy when you wake up and know that what you’re doing counts for something. Know that others really appreciate what you do. Seek to be part of something that you can be proud of.

If you can’t achieve those things, maybe you need to quit your job and find other means of employment.

In that way you can be a good employee who does great work and still have a life beyond your secular obligations. That’s what I want to do and I don’t think I’m the only one.

Thank You for the Reminder…

It is superbly refreshing to be shown that no one is really original. Well, at least that no one is so original that what they come up with has never been seen before.

This video(third in a series of four) demonstrates that everything is inspired by something and that the way we become inspired is by first copying something already out there. Am I the only one that felt a certain stigmatism about copying other people’s ideas? Really, our society and technology wouldn’t be what it is today without copying other’s ideas. This is one reason I feel very dark about patents and copyrights. I understand the business logic for them, but despise them based on my more altruistic motives.

So, without further delay, I give you Everything is a Remix – the elements of creativity.

Everything is a Remix Part 3 from Kirby Ferguson

Added bonus:

this video exemplifies how drastic differences(smoke signals vs video chat) are more obvious than gradual changes(PC vs Apple). This should make you giggle a little bit, if you have any humanity in your soul. :)

Speaking your mind is surprisingly rewarding

Too many people are too afraid to really, truly speak their mind. Too much risk in how others might take it. You might even expose yourself as the true moron you’ve always been! Oh dear!


If you remember anything from what I’m saying here, remember that there is no such thing as failure, only feedback. If you speak your mind, you will never fail!

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