Lately I find myself watching scenes from the movie “Office Space”, especially the scenes involving ‘the Bobs’. ‘The Bobs’ are 2 consultants hired by the tech company, Initech, to evaluate the workforce in order to weed out the undesirable workers. You’d think the 2 consultants would target employees that are useless and/or are poorly performing, but this is not what occurs in the film. In the film ‘the Bobs’ are more than meets the eye. Watch the following ‘Bob’ clips as if they aren’t two consultants hired to lay off workers, but are two angels hired to assess how well the workers know themselves. Every person that is interviewed by ‘the Bobs’ is not honest with themselves or with ‘the Bobs’ except for the main character, Peter.
Tom Smykowski freaks out during his interview with ‘the Bobs’ because he’s petrified of losing his meaningless office job.
“What would you say… you do here?” Its incredible how perfectly accurate this is. There are countless jobs like this and countless workers just like Tom. Sure, 99% of these types of workers good honest people, but they’ve become comfortable with having no real skills besides ‘being a people person’ over the course of 20-30 years. They should have been fired much earlier not because they were performing a useless job, but because they were afraid of losing their useless job. Fear is never a good thing. Losing a job simply means you get another, learn a new skill, or you start a business, yet the majority of the human race would become paranoid like Tom Smykowski. ‘The Bobs’ fire him for being paranoid about losing what is ultimately a meaningless office job, not because he was useless.
Next guy to meet with ‘the Bobs’ is the programmer, Michael Bolton. He plays along with ‘the Bob’ charade and ultimately sells out. Earlier in the movie his co-worker asks him why he doesn’t just tell people to call him “Mike” so people wont associate him with Michael Bolton the singer of the same name. Michael says, “no way, why should I change? He’s the one who sucks”.
‘The Bobs’ are kinda like angels, they know Michael Bolton, the programmer, despises Michael Bolton, the no talent ass clown grammy winning singer.
Michael Bolton, the programmer, sells out his namesake just because of a meaningless office job. As a result ‘the Bobs’ fire him for not believing in himself.
Next is Peter’s boss, Bill Lumbergh. After interviewing Peter, ‘the Bobs’ think Peter is “just a straight shooter with upper management written all over him”. Bill disagrees because Peter has trouble with his ‘TPS’ reports. “The bobs” ask bill how much time he actually spends dealing with TPS reports.
‘TPS reports’ are essentially a form companies force their employees to fill out for legal reasons. They are kind of like the completely pointless ‘on-boarding’ videos new employees are required to watch when starting at a new company. This is done so the company is not legally liable for the actions of the new employee. Why are new employees forced to watch ‘on-boarding’ videos about sexual harassment, fraud, bribery, security, etc? Would a person who wants to sexually harass a co-worker suddenly turn a new leaf simply by watching the companies video? LOL, of course not. Would a person attempting to breach the companies security policies, suddenly rethink his breach because of a video about security he was required to watch by the company? LOL, of course not. So why do companies have these stupid videos? Its so the company is not legally liable for the actions of its employees. Bill is a useless employee like Tom Smykowski but unlike Tom, Bill actually believes he is important and therefore better than the other employees. He has no idea why TPS reports exist, he has no idea if they are important or not, he has no clue what the point of a TPS report even is. ‘The Bobs’ would have fired him for thinking he’s better than and more important than his fellow humans.
Finally, Peter interviews with ‘the Bobs’. Grabs the water jug, pours himself a glass of water. He’s completely and totally relaxed.
When asked, “…would you walk us through a typical day for you?” Without hesitation, Peter responds, “Yeah. Well, I generally come in at least fifteen minutes late, ah, I use the side door – that way Lumbergh can’t see me, heh heh – and, uh, after that I just sorta space out for about an hour.” ‘The Bobs’ are thrown off. One of them asks “Da-uh? Space out?”. Peter responds, “Yeah, I just stare at my desk; but it looks like I’m working. I do that for probably another hour after lunch, too. I’d say in a given week I probably only do about fifteen minutes of real, actual, work.” As a result of this brutal honestly ‘the Bobs’ are thrilled, they are finally speaking to a real living human that unashamedly speaks the truth. Perhaps the interviews are not about job performance, but are about how well the employee knows themselves. Peter doesn’t care at all what ‘the Bobs’ think of him. Peter gives them zero authority over himself. Peter speaks raw truth to them. ‘The Bobs’ love Peter because he operates like an actual living man. As a result ‘the Bobs’ promote Peter.
Lately, I’ve been thinking that we are all being interviewed by ‘the Bobs’. ‘The Bobs’ ask the same questions, “Can you walk us through a typical day while in this realm called Earth?”. Most people would either freak out because of the possibility that they are useless, lie to themselves to go along with what’s normal, or feign authority because they were told a piece of paper holds importance. It doesn’t matter if you were useless, if you aren’t normal, or if you have no clue what you are talking about. None of that matters to ‘the Bobs’, all that matters is that you are truly honest with yourself and those around you.
Most humans have been frozen with fear. Fear is the reason for our current dystopian predicament. Why people afraid of ‘the Bobs’? We have nothing at all what-so-ever to fear in this life or the next. Something that helps me is remembering that we do not have souls, we are souls. Life is much like a game, dying in the game simply means ‘gameover’.
“All of life is a game made up of a series of sub-games. If you were the instigator of the big bang, the ultimate source of oneness, the switcher-on of the light, and were speculating on existence, how could you come up with something better than the game of life? Wouldn’t you make yourself into billions of autonomy-crazed versions of yourself, male and female? And wouldn’t you trick yourself into believing, at least temporarily, that you were real, and just flesh and blood? And wouldn’t you want to play games? Isn’t that what we all do all day long, play games and take them seriously? Sometimes we say we “have to” work or we’re “taking a vacation,” because we are so caught in a particular game we’re playing that we have forgotten who we really are and think we’re not in charge. But they’re all games: the money game, the family game, the religion game, the nation-state game, the politics game, the fame game, the believing and disbelieving game, the glass bead game. And ultimately some part of ourselves judges how we played. And perhaps, when we get back to the place where it all began, we shake our heads and laugh at our performance and decide that, winner or loser, the game is so much fun that we might just want to play it all over again.”-Philosophy of Marion Pettie, The Gamecaller (guy who created ‘the finders’ so-called cult)
I suspect hell only exists in the afterlife if you think you should be judged by another who supposedly has authority over you and you think that you acted wrong while playing the game that you thought was real. We cannot be judged by anyone but ourselves. One has authority over self. This doesn’t mean its ok to be an evil piece of shit. It means, yes you can be an evil piece of shit, but you will only be hurting yourself. Being an evil piece of shit is like spending all day headbutting a brick wall. You can spend your days being an evil piece of shit just like you can spend your days headbutting a brick wall. There is no judgement from anyone but yourself. Pedophilia is equivalent to headbutting a brick wall all day every day. Why would a higher authority need to judge someone that spent their time in the realm headbutting a brick wall? The pedophile knows its retarded to headbutt a brick wall, they don’t need judgement. This is going to sound controversial, but pedophiles aren’t evil or wrong, they are a person who was convinced to headbutt a brick wall all day every day for their entire lives. What would compel someone to headbutt a brick wall all day everyday? Was the pedophile wrong/evil when they were 2 years old? No of course not. Does a 2 year old spend their days headbutting a brick wall? No of course not. The most relevant question is why/how does a pedophile convince themselves that headbutting a brick wall all day every day is some how beneficial? All negative thoughts are literally demons.
We have nothing at all what-so-ever to fear in this game or the next. Not only are we not judged by anyone but ourselves, the so-called ‘judges’ (aka ‘the Bobs’) hate when humans give external entities like ‘the Bobs’ (aka ‘judges’) higher authority simply because they were told it is so. Peter treats ‘the Bobs’ as if they equals, and not above him. The so-called ‘judges’ (aka ‘the Bobs’) are actually thrilled when someone doesn’t automatically give them authority just because they were told to. They love when we are 100% unashamedly truthful with ourselves, regardless if the truth is quote-unquote “good/evil or right/wrong”. The so-called ‘judges’ (aka ‘the Bobs’) love this because it means the person is a legitimate player of the game called life, in other words ‘the player’ is capable of leveling up (aka growing/elevating spirit).