“The most satisfying thing in life is to have been able to give a large part of one’s self to others.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
The Windows To The Soul
It’s easy to blame our indifference regarding human connections and interactions on technology and a fast-paced, modern society.
It’s easy to say that individuals are so wrapped up with their work or social media or music or school work or whatever has us burying our faces in tablets and smartphones to notice our surroundings.
But the reality is, acknowledging strangers can make people feel vulnerable, awkward, and uncomfortable. Just making eye contact with another person is a form of self-exposure that most of us haven’t mastered or even attempted. It’s raw and the outcome can be undesirable, so we hide behind blue-lit screens, instead.
If the eyes really are the window to the soul, then that means making eye contact with a stranger on the bus or a homeless person at a park is the equivalent of exposing your soul. And that’s a vulnerable spot to be in, but it’s necessary if we are going to continue as a human race; if we are going to continue fighting and caring for the plight and misfortune of others.
In other words, we need to start acknowledging the presence of others around us if we’re going to champion for a world in which laws and actions are built around compassion and love to our fellow man.
In this thought-provoking article, the writer emphasizes the need to acknowledge those less fortunate around us if we’re ever to live in a self-sustainable society. And that starts with eye-contact.
“Work Burnout” sounds like something Fox News would salivate over – a B.S. term probably created by Gen Z that describes a world-spread epidemic of working too hard.
The reality, though, is that “Burnout Syndrome” is a real, diagnostic, medical condition used to describe side-effects of being overworked such as depression, insomnia, inferiority, and anxiety.
Of course, one could assume such syndromes would only be associated with jobs like stripping or working at the DMV, but that’s not necessarily true. WHERE you work is only part of Burnout Syndrome.
Excessive hours, a bad work environment, and no benefits like vacation time or maternity leave can also contribute to feelings associated with work burnout.
Here are other signs you may be suffering.
Jennifer Aniston & Adam Sandler on Friendship, Adam Levine & Emergency Landing
Jennifer and Adam talk about their friendship, Adam Levine performing at Sandler’s daughter’s Bat Mitzvah, and Jennifer reveals the details behind that emergency landing she experienced on the way to Mexico for her birthday with Courteney Cox and Jimmy’s wife Molly.