Back To Life

Back To Reality

2022/02/13 English

I've read Takashi Sakai's "The secret of bullshit jobs". This book is about David Graeber's "Bullshit Jobs" which I had read once. Companies usually have various jobs which might have no meaning as 'tea servers' and they are called 'bullshit jobs' by them. Those books by Graeber and Sakai opens the real figure of those 'bullshit jobs' which mean 'super nonsense jobs', and also they ask the meaning of our jobs or workings like "What is to work?" or "Why do we have to work?" again.

We often think that working is a precious and holy thing. Therefore we think that the works like 'tea servers' also have some holy meaning. If we said that "this job has no meaning!", it could be a behavior of 'not reading the lines' in those companies. And those 'bullshit jobs' seem to be 'yummy' ones because they have no responsibilities or duties but provide money to us. But keeping on these jobs which have no purposes and meanings lead people to get tired of that nonsense. This is an interesting point for me.

The afternoon I read Carolin Emcke's "Weil es sagbar ist". This author seems to have a certain ability to find something new in the things we have already known. I often see that Muslims are the people who have been broadcasted by media as already known people, and I make the conclusion as "They are next to terrorists". But this author doubts those 'already known' images and tries to face them directly with honesty and listen to them. She says that talking to someone by words means making ’I’ the subject. I want to read this author's other books.

At the night I read "Collected words of Shunsuke Tsurumi 1". He is really a 'sly' person I think. He says that he is an outsider or evil guy, and just like a 'raccoon' who can have paradoxical thoughts and therefore make mistakes. This is like a 'no guard' way of fighting. Having no guards, he can show his weakness freely and talk as he wants. But that of ''sly' character can be the reason I can trust him I guess. I also thought that what real intelligence is. Yes, learning something is important but he says trying to 'unlearn' things is also necessary. Not trying to learn everything but forgetting those things (or acting against them) might be necessary or important.