Gomer thinks of quitting the show

Episode 328 · January 28th, 2022 · 1 hr 19 mins

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(sorry for the audio - Gomer's recording gear was left at Church when he did EKSB during his lunchbreak, which seems to fit the theme nicely)

"The animal wrests the whip from its master and whips itself in order to become master, not knowing that this is only a fantasy produced by a new knot in the master's whiplash. (Kafka, quoted by Byung-Chul Han in his _The Nation _piece.)

Gomer contemplated quitting because he's doing a hundred things and realized that so is Luke with his Notre Dame executive degree. It's a bit much, but we are doing this to ourselves. Over and over again. My dad worked a fulltime job, volunteered with the Knights of Columbus, and was a dad. He didn't write a blog or "create content" for his tribe. He was a dad when he wasn't a credit department supervisor for Texaco's refinery division.

Side hustle culture, burnout culture, FIRE aftermath, etc. are all telling Gomer one thing: "You're burning out and you're doing this to yourself."

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