Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Labor of Sisyphus

As a child, I loved to read Greed mythology. As the clock ticks past 8 PM with emails unread, uncompleted work pending and my desk piled high, the fable of Sisyphus, once the King of Corinth comes to mind. Here is the story of his sad demise from the website of the Enciclopedia of Greek Mythology.

“Eventually he was hauled down to Hades, where his indiscretions caught up with him. For a crime against the gods - the specifics of which are variously reported - he was condemned to an eternity at hard labor. And frustrating labor at that. For his assignment was to roll a great boulder to the top of a hill. Only every time Sisyphus, by the greatest of exertion and toil, attained the summit, the darn thing rolled back down again.”


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