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Work and the Soul

Soul-less worker

What are the consequences of soul-less work?

You fantasize about getting out.
You are bored, disengaged, or numb.
You are not creative or original.
You are not as productive as you could be.
You fantasize about a miracle or a savior. ("Help! Get me out of here!")
You postpone living until retirement -- then you can live.
You compensate. Food. Alcohol. Possession lust. Mindless entertainment.
You become selfish, ego-centered, uncaring, immune to the pain of others.
You feel disaffected, demoralized.

Is it time for a change?

(Image by Manuel De Weijer)