illustration of a man running in a huge hamster wheel. drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt

Running in the hamster wheel

The feeling of working hard day by day, and not getting anywhere can be a very frustrating feeling often described with the hamster wheel metaphor

The working without getting anywhere feeling

Text and drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt – Frits Ahlefeldt.com

Hamsters are small rodents that in some places are kept as pets and to keep the small mammals fit or just keep them from going crazy people sometimes put a small wheel into the cages, so the hamsters can run for hours without getting anywhere. And then some people realized OMG my life is just like that too…

illustration of a man running in a huge hamster wheel. drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt
The hamster wheel of life

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