Monday, February 20, 2012

Albert Camus's Myths of Sisyphus

Albert Camus tells the story of a man, Sisyphus, whose task is to roll a stone upto the top of a hill. He doesn't know why he has to do it, but does it everyday of life. That is god's punishment. When the stone reached the top, it rolls down and Sisyphus has to begin all over again. It is futile, meaningless labour. The gods thought the best way to punish recalcitrant humans is to make them much like the toil of Sisyphus. People do not love what they do, but do it nonetheless for the money it brings. The tragedy today, as was the case with Sisyphus, is that workers have no idea of the value they bring in.

(Simply Fly, Capt Gopinath)

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