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The Bullshit Hunt

REDUCED, REUSED, RECYCLED

Posted on October 2, 2016 at 12:40 AM

As a result of doing someone else’s work, their comes along another problem. A problem that is usually obliterated by some sort of disorder or classification of a crime. What this means is that, when you realize your self value has been reduced, instinctively you would try to increase it. However, trying to improve yourself value would mean embarking on someone else’s value, usually the person taking away yours, so it is stopped. For example, if you’ve ever been in school, and tried to help someone else with something, you may get one of two responses. One might be from the person you’re trying to help, which is I don’t need your help. Another might be from the teacher, who might say “go sit down and worry about your own work.” If you’ve ever worked in a union or corporation, you will discover “bureaucracy.” Meaning, only do the task assigned by your manager, nothing more, otherwise, you’re violating someone else’s work and defying your own. Sensibly, prying into someone else’s affairs seems, perhaps, obnoxious. However, instinctively, improvement is something everyone wants, whether internally or externally. Moreover, something you want for yourself, but the opportunity is constantly denied. You must bend to the will of the rules. Overtime, as you fail to make improvements, or at least experiment with different ways, this turns to reduction. Only being able to perform one way multiplies your reduction when you learn more ways of performing. So many available options and you’re only good enough to have one. You’ve been reduced.

 

Aside from only being left with one option, there is another depressive reality. You’re not special. You hold no value that anything or one depends on. Maybe for the time you hold the job, place, or are there, you might be of some significance, but overall, you’re easily replaceable. That is not a good feeling. If you’re contribution to anything has no weight, somewhere along the line that will effect your willingness to strive. Especially, if you’re barred from giving any meaning to whatever it is you are doing. So you wind up doing the same thing over and over. And to top it off, if you feel like stopping, there will be someone else to take your spot. You are being reused.

 

In turn, what’s the outcome? What exactly can you do? What exactly do you do? The hardest part is accepting your one option, whatever it may be, and letting all the other options waste away. You’re reduced to one “skill” no matter how many you have the capability to possess. The more skills you have, the more you’re reduced. And as this eats you up, you have to worry about the consequences of acting out against it. Anything that would include doing more than your supposed to, is immediately repressed with a negative consequence, such as a write up, termination, arrest, or labeled as a mental condition. There is one thing that seems to be allowed when acting out against reduction. We still have freedom of speech and opinion, well, to an extent. Even that has to be reduced in order not to violate the “reduction code.”

 

So in order to maintain our sanity, not feel so reduced, and maintain a flicker of integrity, we try to reduce someone else just below the point of our own reduction. Somehow in the school, work, or social world, someone else knows how to do something better than the person who has been assigned. Someone’s opinion is always stronger than the next. Or at the very least, someone always did it better than you are now. Anything, as long as no proof is involved. One person will criticize another, as long as they aren’t held to the same judgement. “As long as I don’t have to do that, I can say anything I want about how you’re doing that because there’s no way for you to comparativly reduce me, te he” However, when the criticizer is put into the same position, there’s silence and then breeds contempt. Then the cycle begins again. We’re reduced, reused and recylcled.

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