The Dissatisfied Worker

The Dissatisfied Worker

The Dissatisfied Worker

The Dissatisfied Worker

Excerpt

The new in most things turns out to be merely something old with new emphasis placed upon it. If there is anything new in the pages of this book, we are sure that it too owes its newness to this matter of emphasis. But the matter of emphasis must not therefore be discounted; emphasis invites inquiry, and persistent inquiry separates the true from the false, the essential from the superfluous.

The reader will discover herein but a single thesis; namely, that a large part of vocational maladjustment and industrial unrest are secondary to, and but a reflection of, emotional maladjustment. Emotional maladjustment in most instances is in turn the natural and inevitable expression of emotional maldevelopment. The emotionally maldeveloped individual is almost certain to become maladjusted sooner or later to some one or several of the various major aspects of his everyday life. His maladjustment, whatever it relates to, breeds within him dissatisfaction and thwarts him in his search for happiness and success. Inasmuch as his feelings and emotions are inherent aspects of himself, he carries them with him, so to speak, into every situation which he enters. Now, since he . . .

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