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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 |
Excessive demands are leading to burnout everywhere.

Via Sharrock
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

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.

Sharrock's curator insight, June 11, 6:24 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 saying 'I' says about you

What saying 'I' says about you | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness |
Researchers say that your usage of the pronoun 'I' says more about you than you may realize.

Via Sharrock
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

I wonder what it means when the person who overuses "I" has no real authority based on experience?

Sharrock's curator insight, October 10, 2013 7:39 AM

One interesting statement: "Avoiding the first-person pronoun is distancing." I would be interested in the book "The Secret Life of Pronouns" just to find out why people refer to themselves in the third person (techically, using one's name when talking about oneself is not often using a pronoun, but maybe cognitively, it is.