The Office-Induced Existential Crisis

Today I was in a meeting, where the discussion was about meetings, and it was then agreed to have a further meeting about the amount of meetings we have.

Forget Kierkegaard, Nietzche, Sartre and de Beauvoir. If you really want to experience existentialism just go and work in an office for a while. Preferably in government.

Existential Crisis: a stage of development at which an individual questions the very foundations of his or her life: whether their life has any meaning, purpose or value

We are all ants on the infinite spiral of meaningless. Sigh.

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4 Responses to The Office-Induced Existential Crisis

  1. To best conjure up the burlesque
    Of sitting all day at a desk–
    Endless meetings galore
    Such a tedious bore–
    Just reference the term Kafkaesque.

    P.S. Love your graphic!

  2. Great poem Kathy is it yours or are you quoting? We can thank Mr Escher for the graphic – when I wrote the post it made me think of that picture so I had to include it!

  3. Recently, I’ve been entering some wordplay contests at the Washington Post and two weeks ago the topic was limericks. Kafka popped into my head when I saw your blog entry, so I had to try my hand at some doggerel.

  4. Gold star for you! And you obviously know your existentialism with the Kafka reference..

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