I’m not sure if Karl Marx ever worked a boring mechanical job, but that’s beside the point. It’s the same problem even the ancient Greeks had, that is waking up and doing the same old boring thing every day. Said like that, the problem might be self explanatory. The writers here at Rezonord, however, think this problem deserves a deeper explanation.
Personally, having worked in construction and restaurants, the writer of this article believes it’s important to fulfil your duty and responsibilities, but seconding as a thinker the writer also believes life is supposed to be enjoyed. In early life, if no one tells you differently, it’s easy to heap up duties and responsibilities on your back for you to perform every day. Once a major responsibility, like raising a child, is placed on your shoulder, it can be difficult to regain that chunk of freedom that the responsibility replaced. Without every thinking, we might assume it’s our duty to heap up as many responsibilities onto our shoulders as possible throughout life. After all, the opposite of doing that is much worse – being lazy and useless.
Now you might start to see why this is a touchy subject with many nuances. The point we’re really trying to make, if it’s not too late, is to maybe try to make each day more exciting by getting rid of mechanical routines that don’t make life enjoyable.
Do you wake up at the same time every day? Do you have dinner at the same time every day? Do you take advice from a random blogger every day? Answering these questions might help to answer the main question I’d like to bring up, which I’ll now ask and answer for you.
What is the problem with daily mechanical routines?
The problem with daily mechanical routines is that following them everyday leaves no room for artistic expression in your character, not to mention unexpected growth and development, or time to enjoy the simple things. If you believe each day will be different than the last, then you don’t need to worry about mechanical routines. It’s people who dread each day that might benefit from some change. Humans are not robots expected to perform consistently time and time again. Even the world’s greatest athletes go through a time of creativity and a time disintegration. A boxer must change the way he fights, even if slightly, to match the style of each unique opponent.
By doing the same boring routine every day, you’re essentially being a robot, because humans, like we said, are supposed to enjoy life. It’s up to us whether we want each day to be fresh, unique and exciting, or perform the same boring tasks every day. If you have a responsibility you must perform daily, one solution to make life more enjoyable would be to approach it artistically each time. For example, even walking the dog can become exciting by taking a different route though the park…
What will you decide?