I'm a factory worker.
You're a factory worker.
We're all factory workers.
For decades we've been trained to do the things we're good at.
Over and over again.
To become better at them.
To be more efficient.
So we can get more work done is less time.
So we're used to being efficient.
We're used to getting more stuff done in less time.
Because that's how we think we'll keep getting our bananas.
And that's exactly why it's so hard to leave the factory floor.
Because to be able to leave the factory floor we'd have to do the exact same opposite of what we've done for all of these years.
We'd have to experiment.
We'd have to figure out what works and what doesn't.
We'd have to create our own map instead of following a map.
We'd have to waste time.
And we'd have to do things we've never done before.
And all of these things are highly inefficient.
Especially in the beginning.
What makes matters worse is that we won't get anything in return.
For an unpredictable amount of time.
And that's why it's so hard to leave the factory floor.
Even if we wanted to.
Because we'd have to trade efficiency for inefficiency.
Safety for danger.
Stability for fragility.
Bananas for no bananas.
But sometimes it's worth leaving the factory floor.
Even if it's just for a short while.
Even if you'd have to live on fewer bananas for a while.
Just to see what's out there.
Just to see what's possible and what's not.
Just to get out there and into the light.
And enjoy the sun.
Just to see what it would be like if you'd be kicked out of the factory.
Because that's what's going to happen sooner or later anyway.
So use the time you have and try to build your own little factory...