“I can’t help but wonder whether all this histrionic exhaustion isn’t a way of covering up the fact that most of what we do doesn’t matter.”
I had this notion that we don’t really need a full work week of five days, that if given the opportunity, I bet we could all have three-day work weeks. I mean you don’t spend eight hours every day working, you’re just at the office eight hours every day. There will be days where only six hours of your time (or even less) is needed to get the job done and the rest gets blurred with the notion of “being busy” when in fact we’re just waiting for that alarm bell that signals we can leave for the day. Wouldn’t it be good for everyone else if we are able to be more productive and efficient at work and the freed up time gives us the opportunity to do what we want to do outside of it?