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03/27/2014

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Sunday February 15,2015 - New York Times -- http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/15/jobs/the-tyranny-of-the-forced-smile.html

Here is a wonderful example from how the communities at many places of work expect a very specific behavior and provide consequences if you do not comply.

"At work, an ambivalent disposition can be an obstacle. Employers want to see passion. If you don’t love your job, you’re expected to act as if you do, and every so often, in performance reviews and presentations, you are called upon to articulate unalloyed enthusiasm."

"Most of us don’t have the freedom to complain much at work. There’s something a touch tyrannical about this condition. Our Protestant work ethic has blended with contemporary notions of self-actualization to create a situation in which we are all expected to whistle like Disney dwarfs"

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