Whether you are a student or you have a full time job; maybe you are a manager or you are a boss, whether you like what you do or not we all like Friday. As much as we like Fridays we hate Mondays. Why?
Monday morning. You wake up early when it is still dark. You don’t feel like eating anything but you need to wake up properly so you make a cup of strong coffee and you leave home very quietly.
God, people on the street are running and looking so stressed. So quiet, all you hear is the footsteps. Sometimes it reminds you of an army. Yes, it is true. We are all part of the same army who fight to survive and who fight for better all the time. You are now familiar with some of the faces that you see every morning. Every face tells you something, they look into your eyes at least once which stimulates your and their inner voices early in the morning.
Station is not very different form the street except it restricts people’s movements and makes them push each other who all have the same worry or maybe fear. It is not so different if you drive, restrictions are everywhere. Pressure is on already before you get to work.
Restrictions continue and get even worse at work, you take endless orders whether you like it or not. You do what you are told just like when you were taught when you were a child. You meet so many people from different cultures and different countries. They call it diversity which only works for big bosses bank account and brings them more and more benefit. You need to tolerate all those differences regardless.
Your colleges , some are genuine some are evil, but you handle them ,well you have to. You are not even allowed to show your anger, are you? Most of them die to control one another and that makes you sick, but you still smile. You feel suppressed in everything you do just like others. Hierarchy bleeds all of you every day. The more people are suppressed the more they desire the power to control others .Endless fights for more power.
At the end of the day, you are on your way home ,your legs are tired ,your brain and your heart have been drained by all those orders or maybe a little politely by all those requests. Your inner voice ,real you tells you that something is missing. You feel empty .Why? Because you have no free will, things you have done during the day did not let you be yourself. You only exist as long as you follow the rules.
That repeats every week day. What for? Just to earn some money to survive? You go through that hell for five days to survive? Really? No, no something is not right tihere.
In the modern society, none of us works just to survive .We all want more and more money .Why?
Society recognises and identifies us with what we have. If you have a house in the city and another one by the beach and another one in abroad, if you have a luxury car of the best brand and a big company then you have a higher status than those who don’t have them. If you have a high status you have a voice .If you have a voice you have a power.
What does power bring? When you have the power you can not be controlled .In fact ,the same society gives you right to make decisions on behalf of those who have less money than you which affects their lives . It is very clear that power brings more freedom.
Average person spends more than half of his life slaving at work to have more freedom. He likes Fridays as he can do what he wants as long as he affords. This is very important ,as long as he affords. His freedom is in his wallet. However he still enjoys the weekend .
Those who have enough freedom to make the rules in society work even harder to stay in power all week. So they like Fridays ,too. The weekends are the only opportunity for them to have a break from the feeling of loss of what they have.
We all like Fridays as much as we like our freedom.