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Tue 17 Oct 18:00 - 20:00

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Dear all,

Another Wu talk: Are we living in an event driven and sensation seeking society? Can there be a good balance between Work and your life?

I have met many people who are always "on fire". They are unable to relax and therefore are also incapable of learning new things. Their brain is sooo full and if you around them you feel unease. There is no real space in their calendar for anything nor in their brain. One has to reflect new things and learning takes time - as we know. It is also often connected with a lot of pain, not only fun or the education of entertainment. There is the saying: The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet ;-)

So we have this people on fire until they burn out. Others on the other hand have also a burn out caused by the boredom and stupidity of their work. They are far too overqualified for their jobs and suffer in another way. So can there be a balance or can it only be extreme in one way or the other? Is it necessary to hire a Havard student to make photocopies?

(Please see this is a metapher, please do NOT translate it word by word - the meaning is more in the sense of you have someone very qualified with an expensive education and you let this person do things that can be done by others with less education). As we all know time is life and education always has to pay off. There must be an ROI on your investment. And in many countries especially in the US you have to pay half a fortune for your education, so the companies have to pay higher salaries, give you special benefits etc.

This is the formal and financial aspect of education. You can buy it on the market for a special price, you make an investment in time, energy and also of money. Lets see and hear what we can learn from this discussion.

Join me to listen to the ideas and opinions of others in GERMAN ;-)
Karin