A sudden realization came upon me today while I was driving to my boyfriend's. I was listening to a local country station and the DJ said something about how people at work today are just starting to now care anymore because it's Friday, and it's finally the weekend.
Americans... and people all over the world, are masochists!
Well, maybe not really the deal of getting sexual gratification from it, but still.
People force themselves to work 5-6... even 7 days a week, getting anywhere between 10-60+ hours a week. People who have a M-F 9-5 job only give themselves two days off... what we call "the weekend." Typically, the weekend is a time to relax, but since no one has the energy during the week to do regular household chores, homework, kids etc, people have to basically play catch up on the weekend, thus not actually relaxing.
Now just look at what people wear. Women... we hear high heels. Why? I don't know. To make ourselves look taller to compete with men? Maybe. And a quote I read somewhere, "If men rule the world, why do they wake up every morning and put a miniature noose around their neck."
It seems like a lot of things we do are really unnecessary, or at least stupid. Like traffic jams. If the road keeps going, how can a highway be at a stand still? It seems like someone would have to just stop in the middle of the road. I can understand why people would get pissed off sitting in a traffic jam, but yelling and honking a car horn does not make the cars more faster. I'm of the belief that if everyone in a traffic jam listened to Martina McBride and Kelly Clarkson, people wouldn't be so angry.
Maybe someday people won't be so angry and crave that anger, but I doubt it.