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'The Class Ceiling' Decodes the Cultures of Elite Workplaces - The Atlantic
When two sociologists interviewed highly paid architects, TV producers, actors, and accountants, they encountered work cultures that favor the already affluent.
no.fucking.shit.guys  elites  inequality  usa  achievement  suvivorship.bias  puritanism  labor 
6 weeks ago by po
Don’t Clam Up When Life Brings You Down
Why do we of­ten feel the need to pre­tend our lives are bet­ter than they re­ally are? When you’re fight­ing to keep your­self go­ing, some­times what can help is a proper, out-loud ac­count­ing of what you’re go­ing through. Ad­mit­ting that your life is not ex­actly the Coun­try Fair Jam­boree may be the first step to get­ting it there.

At a low point in my life, when it was a chore just try­ing to keep out of bed, I ven­tured into a bar that I knew wasn’t very pop­u­lar. There I sat down in front of a bar­tender who turned out to be ex­actly my age.

I as­sumed he was do­ing bet­ter than I was, so when we started talk­ing, I scarcely went into my trou­bles. But he, too, was in a trough of one of life’s waves. With­out hes­i­ta­tion, he told me that he was col­lect­ing un­em­ploy­ment, his hours at the bar were few, and he couldn’t find work in his ac­tual pro­fes­sion.

That bar­tender be­came my friend. I re­spected his can­dor, which made it eas­ier for me to share my own prob­lems. When he first told me that he was push­ing 40 and un­able to find work, he didn’t come across as frag­ile. In­stead my thought was: “This guy is im­pres-sive. He’s solid in his be­lief about him­self. He has a prob­lem to deal with, and he knows there’s no point in try­ing to save face by pre­tend­ing it’s not there.”
Achievement  WSJ  Health 
august 2018 by richardwinter
You Haven't Achieved Anything Yet - Siddha Performance
There is perhaps no greater limiting factor in a man’s life than society and his peers. Because they place socially acceptable limits upon him. They are the nail in his coffin!
alone  kapil  gupta  siddha  performance  000  achievement  0 
june 2018 by bekishore

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