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Friday, December 08, 2006

One [more] reason being a at school sucks...

Steve Pavlina on Ten Reasons you should never get a job. Awesome Article. Something in the ninth reason caught my eye, and I was instinctively able to rewrite it:

9. Loss of freedom.

It takes a lot of effort to tame a human being into an employee student. The first thing you have to do is break the human’s independent will. A good way to do this is to give them a weighty policy manual filled with nonsensical rules and regulations. This leads the new employee student to become more obedient, fearing that s/he could be disciplined at any minute for something incomprehensible. Thus, the employee student will likely conclude it’s safest to simply obey the master’s commands without question. Stir in some office student politics for good measure, and we’ve got a freshly minted mind slave. As part of their obedience training, employees students must be taught how to dress, talk, move, and so on. We can’t very well have employees students thinking for themselves, now can we? That would ruin everything.

God forbid you should put a plant sticker on your desk bag when it’s against the company school policy. Oh no, it’s the end of the world! Cindy has a plant sticker on her desk bag! Summon the enforcers! Send Cindy back for another round of sterility training!

Free human beings think such rules and regulations are silly of course. The only policy they need is: “Be smart. Be nice. Do what you love. Have fun."

Truer words of Wisdom never spoken!


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