A 27-YEAR-OLD man is either in profound despair over the chaos, injustice and insanity of the world today, or just hungry.
Procurement manager Stephen Malley’s existential angst is, he believes, because the world faces a future of escalating conflict, dwindling resources and political extremism, not because he skipped breakfast.
He said: “Wherever I look, there doesn’t seem to be any hope left.
“The refugee crisis, the failure to deal with global warming, and the mounting hunger for political change that just isn’t being satisfied.
“Minute by minute I’m more desperate about the terrible things that are happening. It’s gnawing at me inside. I can’t even think straight.”
Following a marketing meeting to which Malley’s only contribution was “What’s the point when you consider the situation in Yemen?” the disillusioned man headed to the canteen for a bacon sandwich and a Kinder Bueno.
Returning to his desk, Malley added: “Of course there’s fuck all I can do about it, so why worry? What’s everyone doing for lunch?”