rat race

November 2, 2007


If you look up “Rat Race” on Wikipedia, this is what you’ll find:

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. In an analogy to the modern city, many rats in a single maze run around making lots of noise bumping into each other, but ultimately achieve nothing (meaningful) either collectively or individually.

Can anyone relate? Can I get a witness?

I felt it was a fitting post for a Friday night, having just recently left the rat race behind. There’s a shot of Jameson on deck. Ahhhhhh, not anymore. All better.

The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat. — Lily Tomlin