Jack Saturday

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Anti-Job, Pro-Freedom Quotes Of The Week 61, 62

Researchers at the University of Salford estimate that workers fake or suppress emotions in no fewer than a quarter of their conversations with colleagues and customers. According to psychologist Sandi Mann people who are forced into chronic insincerity can suffer from poor self-esteem, depression and cynicism as well as physical conditions such as headaches, sexual dysfunction and drug dependency. 'Burnout' is another consequence. Its hallmarks are emotional exhaustion, depersonalisation (where the sufferer starts to see others as objects rather than people) and a loss of satisfaction in personal achievements.
The Observer, January 19, 1997

When leaving their homes and starting the first grade, 80 percent of children in a diverse sample were found to have high self-esteem. By the fifth grade, that proportion was down to 20 percent. After finishing high school, only 5 percent still possessed it.
Gloria Steinem,
The Revolution From Within


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