Bullshit jobs sap us of our purpose. Gnaw away at our mental, physical, spiritual and immune systems. Leave us empty. Render us worthless. Kill our confidence. Drain our energy. Etiolate our mojo. Convince us we are impostors. This is a global mental health epidemic — a condition Graeber calls “scriptlessness”. And no-one is talking about it.
You couldn’t have put it better. Your writing is beautiful, and perfectly captures the essence of your statements. I agree with every single point in your article. “Bullshit jobs” kill our souls.
It takes self-aware people to wake up and see the game that is being played. This role that everyone is supposed to take on in order to feed their families. So many people who are able to work do not find a job, and so many jobs exist which people aren’t even working. There’s something seriously wrong with the way society is functioning.
Thank you for writing this. It was so insightful and I absolutely loved reading through it.