In 1989, Don Henley released a song called, “Heart Of The Matter”. In it, he made observations similar to yours:

Ah, the trust and self-assurance that lead to happiness
They’re the very things we kill, I guess
Oh, pride and competition
Cannot fill these empty arms
And the work I put between us, you know it doesn’t keep me warm

Your article identifies the reason for much of the unhappiness at the time. And I believe that once the people at the top figure out that they’re just living in a more expensive Skinner Box than the rest of us, they might be willing to pay the people who work for them a bit more. That way we can focus on people more than money.

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