October 30, 2016
I got a few points bouncing around my head I wanted to touch on. A bit on work/home separation, human nature… might tie some of this into a NaNoWriMo thing… Not sure yet…
The struggle of balancing work time and personal time has been something on my mind lately. I saw something not that long ago about how Google has set up a gym and laundromat at their corporate offices, and I believe other places have implemented similar benefits. Not necessarily a huge fan of this.
I actually have begun to turn down overtime if only because I feel work is trying too hard to take over more of my time. I’ve been getting more concerned about how this impacts any number of things I wish to accomplish outside of work. Our culture expects us to “get the job done” at whatever the cost, but that cost is ever growing.
An interesting thought occurs to me in thinking about how I was considering a venture into farming over the last couple of years. Mostly in that the separation is very difficult to consistently maintain in that industry. That was one of my bigger concerns in that particular aspect if only because farming tends to be more of a lifestyle than a job. Not impossible to find balance, but I would at least acknowledge the challenge.
I think it is an American thing, and not necessarily a healthy one. We should have the people to make it easier to disconnect and live. Just a thought.
First Statement: People are silly. I find myself thinking this due to a comment somebody made at work about how “men should use the men’s room and women should use the women’s room”. There might have been a cheap shot about Hermaphrodites in there. But what occurred to me is this: Isn’t the whole premise kind of silly in the first place? Isn’t it kind of sad we’re still at a point where we require separate bathrooms? I totally understand the reasons why and they are legit. As a culture, we’ve still got a lot of work to do in regards to respect and equality. Really just stating the obvious there.
Second Statement: Humans are not binary. Lumping everybody into male or female, straight or gay just doesn’t work. It never really has. I was reading something not that long ago about how the percentage of women who have at least considered being with another woman is something in the neighborhood of sixty or seventy percent. Guys are probably less inclined to take such a question serious enough to get real information on that, but I would admit to having given thought to what such things might be like at one point or another. No intention of following through, but I would at least acknowledge the consideration. Point is, we’re beyond the point where the binary designation apply.