When we have to ‘work at’ something, instead of simply living in the experience of it, when it’s something that reigns in our spontaneity, confines us in a framework – we call it work. And when something sweeps us in its ‘flow’ and provides the space for self-expression and self-expansion, we call it life. So: how can we make ‘work’ more like whatever we call ‘life?’
It is sad that we equate thin with beautiful; and fat with undesirable. But beyond our skewed beauty standards, it is our evident discomfort with people questioning them – that’s the real horror.
I don’t remember the last time I looked at my LinkedIn feed and did NOT see a poster with the photos of 3 experts and 1 moderator, who were honored and humbled by the opportunity to discuss the future of something. The pandemic of webinars is upon us and how!
This post is our way of making sense of the inkblot, articulating our own biases to ourselves and taking steps towards uncovering our blind spots through our own brand of meandering conversation.
When I was a kid, I was the most carefree person with little to no self awareness. And yet, I remember thinking, at barely eleven or twelve – I wish I were good at something that could turn into a career. My hobbies, passions even, just couldn’t translate into any of the jobs that I was familiar with.
Seeking meaning is an act of empowering ourselves…it reinforces our control over our reality. But could there be such a thing as over-seeking of meaning?
What if we are all living in this Black Mirror-like environment mentally assigning favourability ratings to each other based on each of our direct interactions and the social information (read: gossip) that we accumulate through the whirr of conversations during a typical workday?
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