"There's no one you can cry to, no one you can beg to. The public have judged you and found you guilty. As far as they are concerned, you are already dead."
-- pg 47, Escape from Furnace: Lockdown (Book 1) by Alexander Gordon-Smith
See what I mean? How bleak is THAT! Needless to say this happens around the time Alex was being intoduced to his new "home"... O-O ...sorry prospects and certainly a way to break their spirits so they don't get any bright ideas about escaping...not that they could.....
After a pause I said, "Maybe you didn't notice, but we're spoon-fed about how the real world works. We get a job at some Fortune 500 company, we hear the boss say he's glad we joined his staff, and then we go through the motions. We do whatever he asks, whether it's fill out a spreadsheet, sit in on a meeting, or bring him his stupid coffee every day. And what do we get out of it? Maybe a decent paycheck and benefits, but what the hell else?"
-- pg 97-98, A Song Apart by Jeffrey H Baer
Sounds like SOMEONE has been snacking out of the cynical cookie jar...although really, some of it does ring true. I mean how many of us are doing our dream jobs right now, or even something close? Anywho, before I drink the Kool-Aid, I'm gonna step away from this passage....suffice it to say that right now, this one is hit and miss with me. We shall see where it lands in the end.