Why Nonsense at Work Makes You Happy

Insight #336

Dung is dirt in the making. Dirt makes you happy. Ergo, nonsense makes you happy. (Created with Microsoft Copilot)

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Did you know that nonsense is a natural, abundant, renewable resource? I realized this when I watched two dung beetles at work in the African bush.

Dung is really just dirt in the making. And now, thanks to researchers in Britain, it seems that dirt can make people happy. By people, I think they mean grownups and adults. We already know that dirt makes children happy.

So far, the researchers have evidence that dirt makes mice happy. But to researchers, a mouse is close enough to being a people. Hence, they assume the process involved in turning gunk into giggles must be similar in humans.

But how on earth? Well, it appears that certain types of dirt stimulate the neurons in your brain that produce serotonin. As you know by now, thanks to the reach of the happiness industry, serotonin influences your mood. (And, surprisingly, vomiting. But that’s another bit of dirt.)

This implies that we will all be happier if we spent more time in the dirt.

But let’s back up a bit. Nonsense is just another name for bullshit. Meaning dung. And, as I explained at the start, dung is a natural, abundant, renewable resource. Which should warn us that nonsense at work is a natural, abundant, renewable resource.

Now follow carefully. Dung is really just dirt in the making. Dirt makes you happy. Ergo, nonsense at work makes you happy. Even as you claim, loudly, that it makes you sick enough to vomit.

Welcome to my side of the nonsense divide.

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