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The Cleaner

Johann Hari told Sam Harris that Gallup revealed approx. 80% of Americans didn’t like their job.


That's a pretty significant number encompassing the boomerang makers, the skunk groomers, the banana pickers, the crab cookers, the chefs that come home smelling like the fat on a burner, boxers, Eiffel Tower model makers, steel mill workers, jockeys, pimps, clowns, and the man who sticks the needle into the tubes that lead to the veins of the men and women who have killed men and women. 

80% of them don’t like what they do for a living. 

You are going to spend 80,000 hours of your life ‘working,' and if you don't like it, you will experience more stress than standing in a packed urinal knowing you ate asparagus for dinner. 

And for many of us, we find ourselves chasing the worm to try and deal with the black hole that awaits us after we clock in each morning.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. 

Can you imagine cleaning up the blood, cum and shit from hotel rooms?

During a stay in Malta, I met someone who did just that for a living. Each morning, when I returned from breakfast, she had made a new animal for my daughter using only a towel.

We had a swan.

Then a turtle.

Then a monkey.

If you don’t make it about you, then you make it all about you. 

Don’t be a part of the 80%.

Find a way to make your job enjoyable, or find a new one. 

If you want to be someone that doesn’t drink alcohol, you’re going to need all the energy you can muster. 

Please don’t leave it at work.