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What is the Rat Race?

Banjo Smyth

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The Wikipedia definition of the ‘Rat Race'

"A rat race is a term used for an endless, self-defeating or pointless pursuit. It conjures up the image of the futile efforts of a lab rat trying to escape whilst running around a maze or in a wheel. The rat race is a term often used to describe work, particularly excessive work; in general terms, if one works too much, one is in the rat race".

I believe you are in the Rat Race when. . . .

- You come home after work and only have enough energy to watch the TV.

- You get the feeling that life is slipping you by and there is nothing you can do about it

- That horrible feeling enters your stomach on Sunday afternoon (otherwise know as ‘Sundayitess'

- You know you should have done something (like get your car serviced) but you say to yourself “I just didn't have time this week".

- You see someone achieve something and saying “I could do that" but then don't because you get distracted by life

- You let your dreams remain dreams.

The best description of the ‘Rat Race’ that I have ever seen was in a short Video by Warren Borsje. This is one of my all time favorite youtube clips. It shows Warren Borsje telling the story of a young man who has just got his first job and is about to enter the ‘Rat Race’ or the ‘9-5 treadmill’ as he likes to call it. As always he effortlessly combines entertainment, education and comedy - Absolutely Brilliant!

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