What are your thoughts on modern busyness?

"I still hope to make it to my grave without ever getting a job job — showing up for eight or more hours a day to a place with fluorescent lighting where I’m expected to feign bushido devotion to a company that could fire me tomorrow and someone’s allowed to yell at you but you’re not allowed to yell back."

— From “It’s Time to Stop Living the American Scam”

Have people been so focused on the 9-5 grind and being good consumers that we’re not solving the real problems that will make our world better?