Penelope Trunk writes:
Months after 9/11, in a support group, people talked about coworkers who refused to stop working at their desk and then died.
A recurring theme of the support group was “work is so stupid, I can’t go back.” It’s true that work is stupid when you think you’re about to die, but when you don’t think you’re about to die, you need work. Because we need purpose. We each need to feel like there’s something bigger than ourself.