It is exactly as though the old, inefficient breed of
humanity had fallen asleep on an anthill and found,
when the new breed awoke,
that the ants had crept into its bloodstream,
making it move frantically ever since,
unable to shake off that rotten feeling
of antlike industry.
- Robert Musil, The Man Without Qualities
Some community favorites:
Why do we feel guilty for not working?
How do we shake off our antlike industry? What would you have in your bloodstream?
What are you avoiding?
When was the last time you were truly still?
What is behind the white slit?
Take Time - The Books