Why this, not that?
Susan Basterfield
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I’ll chime in. From a secular Buddhist perspective, if we ended suffering in the workplace, but not in the world outside, the workplace would become a “refuge” from suffering, thus eliminating the main path toward enlightenment. This sounds very arcane, but the post-modern allergy to suffering has created all kinds of problems such as entitlement, narcissism, and withdrawal into fantasy and addiction. Suffering, in this sense, is a noble truth, as Gautama said. From this perspective, suffering is a pointing out practice that enable us to perfect the workplace, which would become a place where suffering was transmuted into virtue and good deeds.

From a Daoist perspective, the workplace should be a place of play. This entails the notion of infinite game versus the finite games we suffer.

Something to think about. Love having conversations that matter here on medium!

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