Measuring Life in T-Shirt Hours
I read an opinion the other day, that when you grow up, you should put the t-shirts away, buy a shirt with a collar, and get a job. This really is a sad reality for most people, as there are just so few decent paying jobs that allow t-shirts.
I like to wear t-shirts though, they are more comfortable than collars and I can get interesting ones that others don’t have.
After childhood it seems that usually only on weekends and holidays can you still enjoy a full day in a T-Shirt, and of course in retirement, these are the times in your life when you are your most free. Freedom to wear a T-Shirt. The rest of the time you are usually working away for the big corporate grinding wheel in your silly collar and tie. In a world where you are forced to wear a tie, productiveness becomes more important than comfort. and you might find the freedom to start a conversation, get a drink, eat, or even visit the washroom the moment you feel a desire to is gone.
I would say most of us can measure the amount of true freedom we have in our life by how many T-Shirt hours we get to experience.
However, a collar, tie, and job are all better than being unemployed and wishing you had a job. After all, employment is really not all that bad, there is usually a lot of socializing, company parties and other things.
But you lose the freedom and comfort of a T-Shirt.