The Dialogue of Pessimism is an ancient Mesopotamian dialogue between a master and his servant that expresses the futility of human action.
Slave, listen to me!
Here I am, master, here I am!
I want to perform a public benefit for my country!
So do it, master, do it! The man who performs a public benefit for his country His actions are exposed to the circle of Marduk!
O well, slave, I do not want to perform a public benefit for my country!
Do not perform, master, do not perform! Go up the ancient tells and walk about. See the mixed skulls of plebeians and nobles. Which is the malefactor and which is the benefactor?