I hope all of you are enjoying the long weekend, at some point taking the opportunity to do nothing at all. As Proust would attest, there are certain truths that only occur to us in moments of repose.
In my next substantive post I will be exploring the myth of “Work-Life Balance”—an opiate of a concept that, in my view, does not confront the critical questions we must ask ourselves in approaching our profession.
In the meantime, in searching for an appropriate graphic for the post, I came across this horrible series of vapid, uninspiring images that have been generated by someone somewhere to evoke the idea of work-life balance. I think the inauthentic and somewhat desperate tone of these images speaks to the hollowness of the concept itself.
(To eliminate any ambiguity, the captions for all of these images are my own, not those of the image’s creator).
Have examples of horrible corporate art? Send them in!
And have a good weekend.