I overheard two men bitching about work as a means to bond. They both aggrandize their superiority in navigating and adhering to policies, portraying themselves as paragons of corporate responsibility, zealots that sacrifice to make up for the flaws in the system.
This conversation, seemingly typical or mundane, underscores a deeper societal tendency: bonding through competitive allegiance to corporate structures. Such alliances, intense and short-lived, are rooted in bureaucratic fervor and often negate fundamental human values.
Paradoxically, to create the human bond we are missing within corporate alignment, we announce and parade our commitment to inhumanity as a worthy attribute.