What do, or did, you hate the most about "The rat race"?

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  1. ethel smith profile image84
    ethel smithposted 12 years ago

    What do, or did, you hate the most about "The rat race"?

  2. Mr. Happy profile image73
    Mr. Happyposted 12 years ago

    Hate is a strong word that I would rather not use but overall I dislike the fact that most people in the rat-race do not know any other way to live. They seem to be born in the rat-race and they die in the rat-race. I like to take a break sometimes, hence I travel a lot, camp, hike and go to the cottage as much as possible.

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    surlyoldcatposted 12 years ago

    What do, or did, I hate about the rat race?

    Where to start, where to start...
    The main thing is not the clients or the customers, but the people I worked with. In my chosen field, one must be (at least) somewhat in shape. People I worked with were/are - for lack of a better word - squishy both morally and physically.

    Physically rather says much in and of itself, so I won't delve too much into that (and avoid all sorts of fan mail after this), but more the morally bankrupt people that I was forced to work with. The vast majority of whom reveled themselves (afte time) to be gutless, possessing zero in the morality department, or were afraid of confrontation. Like I said...squishy.

    Many of the folks that are put into management, for example, have been amongst the worse when it comes to actual leadership qualities. Most jobs (and I have come to hate that word) allow for a trained marmoset to become a manager. I have seen this personally. I hated sidestepping the flying poo and watching where I walked. Bleagh.

    What businesses need are leaders - spelled L-E-A-D-E-R-S. You know, people in the front that have that "Oh boy, this person knows their stuff" feeling about them? The ones that when they walk into the room, people immediately know who to go to when the crap hits the fan. When their feet hit the floor first thing in the morning the devil says, "Oh crap! (he/she) is awake!" Okay that last one was a little extreme, but that's the general point I'm trying to make.

    Leaders are few and far between anymore mostly because of compromise everywhere. I can get into politics, business, entertainment, blah blah blah. Not necessary. It's as the old addage goes, "Garbage in, garbage out." I have noticed the the dumpster up the street is overflowing from time to time. Kinda smells like Washing...whoops. I said I wasn't going to do that. Sorry.

    Having a proper job is all well and good, but when you have others that  are lazy, shiftless, self-serving blobs of dough and are allowed to be less then intelligent whilst sucking up precious oxygen that others need, well, that just drives me nuts.

    Oh my, did I just rant, ramble, and moan incessantly???

    Gee that was fun!

  4. dabeaner profile image60
    dabeanerposted 12 years ago

    Lily Tomlin said something like "even if you win, you're still a rat".

  5. GNelson profile image60
    GNelsonposted 12 years ago

    The rat race reminds me of those round tread mills that mice run on in their cages.  They step off when they want to.  Most of us don't know we can.

  6. neeleshkulkarni profile image39
    neeleshkulkarniposted 12 years ago

    what i hate most about it is that we sacrifice beauty , sensitivity,love, kindness everything that makes us human to the altar of winning.a tremendous sacrifice to feed only one aspect of us- the ego that wants you to win no matter what


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