“""Self-esteem and self-worth are closely aligned with working," says psychotherapist Charles Allen, who estimates about 10% of his clients are out of work or worried about losing their job.
When you have a job, you have a continuous source of feedback that you are a contributing member of society, he says. That’s not to say you go to work thinking, “Hey, I’m a valued member of society.” The idea is largely subconscious.
“You feel it in the depths of your brain,” he says.””
— At Work: Job, self-esteem tied tightly together
11:46 pm • 21 April 2014 • 2 notes
“We think of confidence and focus as something self-generated. We hardly recognize how much their strength depends on how our environment supports, subsidizes or reinforces them. The company we keep provides structural supports that bolster our sense of who we are and what we’re for. Self-confidence is largely a habit of reciprocation between you and the people who expect things of you.”
— Dr. Jeremy E. Sherman - Psychology Today
11:40 pm • 21 April 2014 • 12 notes
“… healthy personality and emotional development during adulthood require that a person believes they are making strides to enrich themselves by contributing to their family and community. Otherwise, self-esteem is compromised during unemployment, leading to anxiety and self-doubt. Seligman asserts that feelings of “helplessness” arise when a person believes they have little influence over important events in their life such as securing meaningful work. In his view, prolonged helplessness can lead to depression. Jahoda contends that unemployment is psychologically destructive because it deprives a person of valued, but unobserved, by-products of employment including a structured day, shared experiences and status.”
— Exploring the link between unemployment and mental health outcomes
11:27 pm • 21 April 2014 • 6 notes
Well hello there, Wolf Down. Straightedge hardcore from Germany.
11:21 pm • 21 April 2014
Robert Newman » Are Magazine Apps Dead? A State of the Art Roundtable
They were never alive. Adobe and the publishers crapped out a platform that allowed them to do the least amount of work to put their products on the iPad, completely ignoring any of its new abilities or potential. They were rewarded accordingly.
4:13 pm • 21 April 2014 • 13 notes
The following is a status I posted to Facebook this morning:
Nothing says “I remembered your birthday and I truly care about you” like buying someone a Starbucks gift card after Facebook reminds you it’s their birthday. And by “their birthday” I mean “your friend’s birthday” because…
4:05 pm • 21 April 2014 • 134 notes