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    "On the Go"

    Good afternoon Brothers,

    Have you ever noticed this brilliant marketing strategy of putting "on the go" on a good portion of the food products we consume? I just finished a packet of "Bumble Bee Tuna Salid Kit with Crackers" "Snack on the Run" (on the go). Everywhere you see, there are commercials advertising "yogurt: on the go" and "Kraft cheese: on the go". This has me thinking quite a bit about the cultural programming these advertisers and proponents of consumerism propagate.

    We are constantly being conditioned to accomplish more and more to an ever ungrateful society that you always have to be "on the go". We don't have time to sit down and eat a decent, home-cooked meal because we just have to meet that noon meeting (that's so important). And all of this "on the go" for what? So princess is getting the lifestyle she's accustomed to? So we can purchase more shit we don't need?

    Let's stop propping up a culture that hates us with this "on the go" nonsense. Stop giving your excess labor to a society that hates you. Take time for yourselves gentlemen and be entirely selfish when it comes to protecting your recreation. Being "on the go" is just a fool's errand.

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    Re: "On the Go"

    Absolutley.

    We are constantly being encouraged to be “on the go” in some form or other.

    You MUST perform; you MUST attain; if you don’t your missing out!

    On what? Running around like a cunt!

    A new friend recently related this story to me:

    A guy, call him Pat, is lying back on the beach smoking a jay, relaxing and enjoying life.

    Another guy in a three-piece suit walks by and asks him what he’s doing. Call him Prentiss. He had an Eton education.

    Prentiss: Hi, What are you up to?

    Pat: I’m just relaxing and enjoying life.

    Prentiss: What do you do for a living?

    Pat: I’m a fisherman. I go out and catch what I need to get through the day.

    Prentiss: But if you put in a few more hours you could catch more fish.

    Pat: But why would I want to do that?

    Prentiss: Well, you could buy a boat and catch more fish.

    Pat: And what would I do with them?

    Prentiss: Well, you could sell them and with the money you make you could buy another boat?

    Pat: And then what would I do?

    Prentiss: You could make more money, buy a barge, and make even more money.

    Pat: And then what would I do?

    Prentiss: Well, then you lie back and relax.

    Pat: Sure what am I doing now!
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    Re: "On the Go"

    Quote Originally Posted by Jackoff View Post
    A guy, call him Pat, is lying back on the beach smoking a jay, relaxing and enjoying life.
    ...
    Pat: Sure what am I doing now!
    This is a great story !! I read it in a newspaper comic strip section many years ago, in my early teenage years (if I remember correctly). And it went into my head and I still remember myself looking at that comic strip, that hand drawn guy sitting on a beach, laughing at the other man (Prentiss in your version).

    At first I tried to challenge myself to think of a suitable reply to Pat on the last statement. I simply couldnt. Eventually I gave up on that but a conflict still remained. Only during few years ago I was able to resolve something lingering in my subconscious regarding this story. There was always this nagging little conflict, and I think I have figured it out now and I no longer feel conflicted.

    The thing is, when and why should a person get off his bum to do some work, when he can have all the luxury of sitting in a beach and chilling out till death ? Well, one obvious answer, is when that person is a little kid who need to learn how to survive. He needs to work to develop himself, even if its just to support himself only. I was a kid back then, so this was quite relevant to me. And is still relevant to me, not because I am worried about my ability to support myself, but because I am not where I want to be, and there is a lot more to work on, purely by my own volition.

    The second reason is, some people, including me, find it incredibly boring to do nothing. I am not saying its good or bad, its just my preference. Of course I do understand that the guy chilling on a beach, in that story, is only a figurative reference for doing what you want to do as long as you dont harm other people. Still, its so very far from what I actually do that it creates a small involuntary conflict. If I have nothing to do, I will maybe pick up a crossword puzzle, or a maze puzzle, or maybe I will try painting something, or maybe even starting a shooter video game with hard mode bots...

    Lastly, I still sometimes think about this story and try to come up with funny alternatives, like this alternative last reply from Pat :
    Why do you assume I havent done all that already ?
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    Re: "On the Go"

    Quote Originally Posted by Jackoff View Post
    Absolutley.

    We are constantly being encouraged to be “on the go” in some form or other.

    You MUST perform; you MUST attain; if you don’t your missing out!

    On what? Running around like a cunt!
    This one had me laughing..."running around like a cunt!" I just wish more and more Americans would fully embrace that word and use it in their daily lexicon.

    As far as the story goes, I have heard that one before also. As men, we don't really need that much out of life. There is this youtuber by the name of "Einzelganger" who mostly makes videos about stoicism, meditation, and different philosophies. There is this one video in particular about the philosopher Epictetus. Epictetus's philosophy is has some great nuggets of information. One aspect he talks about is the pursuit of basic desires and vain desires. (I may be butchering his terminology.) Basic desires are the things we all need such as food, shelter etc. These are easily obtained and make us happy. Unhappiness unfolds when we pursue too much vain desires. Vain desires are things like money, power, prostitutes at the brothel. Too much indulging of vain desires leads to unhappiness. The reason is that they are insatiable. You can never have enough.

    Fulfilling your basic desires and moderately indulging in vain desires is the key to happiness. Of course this is all my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rkspsm View Post
    The second reason is, some people, including me, find it incredibly boring to do nothing. I am not saying its good or bad, its just my preference. Of course I do understand that the guy chilling on a beach, in that story, is only a figurative reference for doing what you want to do as long as you dont harm other people. Still, its so very far from what I actually do that it creates a small involuntary conflict. If I have nothing to do, I will maybe pick up a crossword puzzle, or a maze puzzle, or maybe I will try painting something, or maybe even starting a shooter video game with hard mode bots...
    I don't think it's good to sit idle and do nothing. It is important to find out what you are passionate about and do that. Depending on what that is, you may need a little money or a lot of money.

    For me, my passions don't require much money so I only work to eat and not much more than that. Chasing the "almighty dollar" is for the birds. Currency is so volatile that it doesn't make for a worthy pursuit.
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    Re: "On the Go"

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonobo Protocol View Post
    Unhappiness unfolds when we pursue too much vain desires. Vain desires are things like money, power, prostitutes at the brothel. Too much indulging of vain desires leads to unhappiness. The reason is that they are insatiable. You can never have enough.

    Fulfilling your basic desires and moderately indulging in vain desires is the key to happiness. Of course this is all my opinion.
    Will have to disagree,
    Have been living a hedonistic lifestyle since I retired 12 years back.
    Completely sated on 'vain desires' food, drugs, alcohol, foreign travel and prostitutes for that 12 years, couldn't do any more even if I really tried.
    Never been bothered by power, always gave that one a miss.
    The only thing I have left to look forward to is death.

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    Re: "On the Go"

    Quote Originally Posted by MrWalton View Post
    Will have to disagree,
    Have been living a hedonistic lifestyle since I retired 12 years back.
    Completely sated on 'vain desires' food, drugs, alcohol, foreign travel and prostitutes for that 12 years, couldn't do any more even if I really tried.
    Never been bothered by power, always gave that one a miss.
    The only thing I have left to look forward to is death.
    You're on the right planet! Nothing alive gets out alive! Everything has an appointed time of death, we have historical archaeological facts to support this thesis.

    Someday I'll be reincarnated as some petrified layer in stratified rock! But most of me will be eaten and tuned to microbial poo!

    I'm not looking forward to this...
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    I find that I can save and make more money now when I am not being rushed. Funny how that works.

    The on the go mentality is designed for people to grind to their max while not looking at how efficient and effective they are at their work or how they spend their money. A perfect way to trap people believing that working hard long hours is a golden ticket to the pearly gates.

    Working hard is great when you are young as it helps build character and fun to push to the limits. However, as you grow older you realize you can make as much money not working as hard then the possibilities open up.

    I have worked with managers that push the go go mentality and in the end their body of work isn't any better than being smarter with less time investment. Plus, clients appreciate it more when you are not pushing a go go mentality. This is one of the big mistakes that a lot of young managers make when they push volume and go go mentality and don't look at quality of work done and understanding client needs.

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    Re: "On the Go"

    Summery: Work Smarter, not harder! That's been my motto for all my success!

    Now to do something about the "work" part...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Azure Nomad View Post
    The on the go mentality is designed for people to grind to their max while not looking at how efficient and effective they are at their work or how they spend their money. A perfect way to trap people believing that working hard long hours is a golden ticket to the pearly gates.

    I don't subscribe in this nobility in working hard for the sake of working hard. That type of thought is what shrewd employers use to get you into that slave mindset. Hard work just for the sake of hard work exploits people. There needs to be an incentive to put in additional work. The shaming tactics are a negative incentive that work on the weak-minded.

    If you must work hard (which I'm for by the way), make sure you are working hard for something with meaning.
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    Re: "On the Go"

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonobo Protocol View Post
    I don't subscribe in this nobility in working hard for the sake of working hard.
    If I could live my life again I'd give up school at 15, impregnate as many sluts as possible, and live off welfare while growing weed on the side.
    (I like camping so a trailer park would be fine)

    I wasted the best 30 years of my life, first 10 years in education I didn't need, then 20 years working in jobs I didn't like, to give to a woman that didn't like me at the start, and hated me at the end.

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    I think it's kind of in line with this topic, but I remember working at a library where some cunt (not even affiliated with the library) always came up with little projects during get-togethers, or getting to know things a little better (like how to arrange books in a more welcoming fashion, learning about e-readers, body language when talking to customers, you know the drill) and she said it was kind of mandatory to attend those get-togethers, and "you can eat your lunch while listening and learning!", at which I just chuckled. Never attended any of those save for the e-reader thing because that one wasn't during lunch time.

    A week or two later she walked over to the customer service desk where I was working that day (read: internetting because there was fuck-all to do), coming to me all high and mighty and asking me in a condescending tone why I never attended any of her stuff. Told her I wanted to relax during lunch, check the internet, watch a forum, listen to my fav music, have some fun while chewing. She told me with this fake smile that I should really join them and eat while she was talking and explaining things. I politely said "no, but thanks for the offer." She then frowned and swore to talk to my "manager/head of office" about my behaviour.

    I was a bit stressed out, obviously, as I was just a 26yo dude in a workplace dominated by (older) women, but luckily, my manager, a (gay) man in his 40's, took my side as he knew me and the way I worked, not to mention my knowledge and collegiality. I was the one almost all customers came to with questions, my colleagues (almost all of them older women) loved me and enjoyed my company, and I've never had a single complaint from anyone. He told her to stop bothering me, leave me alone, and told me to just be me and stop listening to her, hehe.

    I never had lunch "on the go" at that place, or anywhere, in fact, save for those times when I went to concerts with friends and we stopped along the highway for some fastfood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Resdayn View Post
    I think it's kind of in line with this topic, but I remember working at a library where some cunt (not even affiliated with the library) always came up with little projects during get-togethers, or getting to know things a little better (like how to arrange books in a more welcoming fashion, learning about e-readers, body language when talking to customers, you know the drill) and she said it was kind of mandatory to attend those get-togethers, and "you can eat your lunch while listening and learning!", at which I just chuckled. Never attended any of those save for the e-reader thing because that one wasn't during lunch time.

    A week or two later she walked over to the customer service desk where I was working that day (read: internetting because there was fuck-all to do), coming to me all high and mighty and asking me in a condescending tone why I never attended any of her stuff. Told her I wanted to relax during lunch, check the internet, watch a forum, listen to my fav music, have some fun while chewing. She told me with this fake smile that I should really join them and eat while she was talking and explaining things. I politely said "no, but thanks for the offer." She then frowned and swore to talk to my "manager/head of office" about my behaviour.

    I was a bit stressed out, obviously, as I was just a 26yo dude in a workplace dominated by (older) women, but luckily, my manager, a (gay) man in his 40's, took my side as he knew me and the way I worked, not to mention my knowledge and collegiality. I was the one almost all customers came to with questions, my colleagues (almost all of them older women) loved me and enjoyed my company, and I've never had a single complaint from anyone. He told her to stop bothering me, leave me alone, and told me to just be me and stop listening to her, hehe.

    I never had lunch "on the go" at that place, or anywhere, in fact, save for those times when I went to concerts with friends and we stopped along the highway for some fastfood.
    That's a good story and I think it fits inline totally with this "on the go" discussion.

    Yes there is nothing worse than mandatory "workplace cohesion" time with people you wouldn't normally spend time with. Some people are so self-important that they think that they can interrupt your lunch because what they have to say is more valuable.

    Just to survive in the modern workplace, you have to smile through your teeth and "be a people person". Meanwhile, these are not the people you would voluntarily spend your time with.
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    Re: "On the Go"

    Quote Originally Posted by Jackoff View Post
    Absolutley.

    We are constantly being encouraged to be “on the go” in some form or other.

    You MUST perform; you MUST attain; if you don’t your missing out!

    On what? Running around like a cunt!

    A new friend recently related this story to me:

    A guy, call him Pat, is lying back on the beach smoking a jay, relaxing and enjoying life.

    Another guy in a three-piece suit walks by and asks him what he’s doing. Call him Prentiss. He had an Eton education.

    Prentiss: Hi, What are you up to?

    Pat: I’m just relaxing and enjoying life.

    Prentiss: What do you do for a living?

    Pat: I’m a fisherman. I go out and catch what I need to get through the day.

    Prentiss: But if you put in a few more hours you could catch more fish.

    Pat: But why would I want to do that?

    Prentiss: Well, you could buy a boat and catch more fish.

    Pat: And what would I do with them?

    Prentiss: Well, you could sell them and with the money you make you could buy another boat?

    Pat: And then what would I do?

    Prentiss: You could make more money, buy a barge, and make even more money.

    Pat: And then what would I do?

    Prentiss: Well, then you lie back and relax.

    Pat: Sure what am I doing now!
    Holy shit, what a GODDAMN coincidence, I just saw this comic

    https://satwcomic.com/we-re-gonna-need-a-bigger-boat
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    Re: "On the Go"

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonobo Protocol View Post
    I don't subscribe in this nobility in working hard for the sake of working hard. That type of thought is what shrewd employers use to get you into that slave mindset. Hard work just for the sake of hard work exploits people. There needs to be an incentive to put in additional work. The shaming tactics are a negative incentive that work on the weak-minded.

    If you must work hard (which I'm for by the way), make sure you are working hard for something with meaning.
    What you say is true.

    Working hard for yourself is the pay off and nothing more.

    To me it shows that no matter what you do it is never enough and people become trapped in their own heads thinking that they are failing themselves if they don't work hard in the service of others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azure Nomad View Post
    What you say is true.

    Working hard for yourself is the pay off and nothing more.

    To me it shows that no matter what you do it is never enough and people become trapped in their own heads thinking that they are failing themselves if they don't work hard in the service of others.
    What you say is true also.

    I don't even have a problem with working for the service of others but it has to be recipricated commenserate to your efforts. When you "serve" a person, a group, or a country, you had better be rewarded for doing so. This idea that men are nothing more than "utilities" that are to expect nothing for their efforts is sickening to me. I will not subscribe to that.

    This is not to say that I care if other men want to work hard for nothing in return. As far as I'm concerned, they are providing me cover.
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