At a recent physics lecture, this is what the presenter said: “Unfortunately, the eclipse is during a work day.”
Again…. Whaaaaaaatttt? This isn’t meant to poke fun at her, but rather at the modern work world. Are we really going to forgo one of life’s most beautiful natural phenomena for a ‘work day’? We evolved over hundreds of thousands of years paying attention to nature, but the 9-5 office job has only been a ‘phenomenon’ in the last century.
It is easy to achieve ‘financial prosperity’, but “primal prosperity” is much harder in the modern world where we are trying to satisfy ‘societal shoulds’ instead of our ‘inner musts’.
People chase eclipses all over the world, and the great American eclipse on August 21st is going to be accessible by a day’s drive to millions of people. This is anticipated to be the greatest American migration… ever. Are you going to be a part of it?
Answer this quiz and leave a comment on how you will or will not participate:
- I control my schedule and therefore will be able to see the eclipse.
- I work in the industry and will participate in paid research.
- I’m a citizen scientist and will participate in voluntary research.
- I will be drinking a corona, while watching the corona!
- Eclipse? What eclipse?
- I’m too important to take a day off work.
- I put in my PTO request a long time ago in preparation.
- I have an F-U fund, so I will not be at work, no matter what my boss thinks.
- I’m taking my kids out of school (you can learn more from experiences than books).
- Other (please elaborate!)
So, what are you doing for the eclipse?