Have you ever thought: Who am I? What the hell am I doing? And how did I get here of all places?
Most people have to deal with a crappy job at some point in their lives—as a person who once dressed as a banana to hand out Jamba Juice samples, I can attest to this. But how can you tell when a job goes from run-of-the-mill bad to a toxic influence on your life? A study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology surveyed unemployed people and found that those in a hostile work environment had higher stress levels than people who remained unemployed.
Or are we, deep down, wired to be bad, blinkered, idle, vain, vengeful and selfish? We view minorities and the vulnerable as less than human. One striking example of this blatant dehumanization came from a brain-scan study that found a small group of students exhibited less neural activity associated with thinking about people when they looked at pictures of the homeless or of drug addicts, as compared with higher-status individuals.
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Jump to navigation. When we deny what reality is giving us, what is really happening, then we create suffering. So life is a dance between minimizing expectations and surrendering to what our lives actually reveal to us.
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And you have no one to blame but yourself. Yes, I know you have job experience. Yes, I know you went to X school and did swell.
Alright, listen. The key to sucking less at things is: Incremental improvement via conscious repetition. There you go.
Leary is credited on the book cover as "Dr. Denis Leary", a reference to a joke from his stand-up special, No Cure for Cancer. During the show he mentions he wants to write a self-help book entitled " Shut the Fuck Upby Dr. Denis Leary", with the "advice" being telling the people seeking help the one thing no one has ever told them to do "shut the fuck up"which he believes would help people more than actual advice.