Refuse to Be a Workaholic
Boring, exhausting, excruciating, it’s no surprise that these are the negative lables to ‘over time culture’. And I’m on the same ship.
Sitting there still for centuries, staring at the screen to tears, clicking and typing like a robot, from 9 to another 9 on the clock, day after day, it’s not simply terrible but horrible! I can even imagine the scene staff drag themselves home after work, falling on the bed like a deflated balloon, dead tired. Not only does it do harm to a person physically, but more mentally. The growing number of people with depression can in a way reflect the poor mental condition of people in ‘over time culture’. And the system is like an assembly line, which pursues efficiency and profits at the cost of wearing personality and worsening life quality.
To make the situation better, I have some tips for those adults who are on a 996 schedule. First of all, always believe that life is not just about survival, but also about poetry and distance. Try to find some surprise and beauty in life. Perhaps smelling the bright sunshine and watching the blooming of a tiny flower on the way to work can kill all the bad feelings and make your day. What’s more, take breaks from time to time, remove your sight out of the window and stretch your body. You can try to be your own master even if you are trapped in such a difficult situation. And on Sunday you can step out of safe area, and start a thrilling trip without planning. The most important point is that you can recharge your batteries and be ready for the next week’s work.
Personally, it’s impossible for me to take a job that adopts such a work schedule, as I’m always hoping to lead a romantic and colorful life style, instead of being a workaholic.