No Job Better Than a Bad Job
While losing work is stressful, recent findings show wellbeing associated with disengagement at work may result in an equal if not greater drop in wellbeing than unemployment.
What is worse: losing your job or losing interest in your job? "According to a Gallup Study, 42% percent of actively disengaged workers are thriving in their lives, compared with 48% of the unemployed. At the other end of the spectrum are 'engaged' employees who are involved in and enthusiastic about their work—71% of who are thriving. Gallup's findings are consistent with those in a recent Australian study that was published in the professional journal, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, which found that the unemployed have poorer mental health than the employed, but those with poor or unhappy work environments had worse health than the unemployed."
Are we trying to solve too many problem with technological solutions?
- Technology has given humanity the amazing ability to fix almost any problem, conditioning us to search for technological remedies to what might be social problems.
- Alleviating social inequity is a problem that technology must necessarily attempt to solve, but technology alone cannot shape how humans assemble their societies.
- Only by emphasizing the primary place of individual identity, human dignity, and universal values like empathy and emotion, can we hope to solve global issues that, so far, technology has been unable to conquer.
Radical Transformational Leadership: Strategic Action for Change Agents
With his collected letters recently being published, it's time to revisit this extraordinary thinker.
- Though the British philosopher died in 1973, his work continues to make an impact.
- A recently published collection, The Collected Letters Alan Watts, is a deep dive into his personal correspondences.
- Watts was an early proponent for spreading Eastern philosophy to Western culture.
Long hidden under trees, it's utterly massive
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