what is everyone doing?


today I am overwhelmed by the pushing of paper, the vague conversations packed with meaningless niceties, the laziness of hanging on to the same world view year after the year, the extreme eating and the extreme not eating, the goals that somehow became goals without anyone’s permission, the chronic overtiredness, the mediocrity that we not only put up with but actually fight to maintain, the inability to walk in anyone else’s shoes, the clock-watching, the distraction, all the time spent on things we value least (or at least less), the ruts we don’t even recognize.