Just as meat can be cured to perfection, so too, can the office worker be pained to perfection–that sweet spot between utter agony and mild discomfort. It generally occurs sometime after the second or third year of working in the same cubicle. You’ll realize how serene and unconcerned you’ve become, like a person about to freeze to death.
And yet, you’re so in love with the new apartment you just moved into and the ability you have to pay monthly fees for every media outlet that will keep you updated with the latest shows to numb you when you come home from work that you can’t help but thank god (while cursing the devil) every day that you have a job. It’s just the kind of pain you like. Certainly far easier to endure than the pain of hustling and free time.