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Education, Curiosity, and Happiness
What roles can curiosity and happiness play in learning?
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Why You Hate Work

Why You Hate Work | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
Excessive demands are leading to burnout everywhere.

Via Sharrock
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Not only do we hate work, we hate the commute to and from our work. I told colleagues I would teach for 1/2 the price. That was the wrong thing to say to other teachers. Apparently, even limited altruism is not welcome. When we work for money, it is inevitable that we will become unhappy. When we work for the love of what we do, we find ways to overcome the obstacles.

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Sharrock's curator insight, June 11, 2014 9:24 AM

excerpt: "A 2012 global work force study of 32,000 employees by the consulting company Towers Watson found that the traditional definition of engagement — the willingness of employees to voluntarily expend extra effort — is no longer sufficient to fuel the highest levels of performance. Willing, it turns out, does not guarantee able. Companies in the Towers Watson study with high engagement scores measured in the traditional way had an operating margin of 14 percent. By contrast, companies with the highest number of “sustainably engaged” employees had an operating margin of 27 percent, nearly three times those with the lowest traditional engagement scores."

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What makes us feel good about our work?

What motivates us to work? Contrary to conventional wisdom, it isn't just money. But it's not exactly joy either. It seems that most of us thrive by making constant progress and feeling a sense of purpose.

Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Work is consistently to be named as the unhappiest time in people's days. The drive to work is the often the second unhappiest time. The drive home is at the top of the happy list. So, Dan Ariely is asking a great question.

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, April 15, 2013 2:44 PM

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely is a wizard...