The Mental Slavery of Corporate Work
And how to break free
If you work a corporate job
The biggest 𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗸 you face skipping the gym isn’t what it will do to your body, it’s what it will do to your mind.
To understand why, you must understand 𝗰𝘂𝗹𝘁 𝗽𝘀𝘆𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗴𝘆.
To elicit maximal cult loyalty, the leader must isolate his members from the outside world. In Corporate America this is done with long hours and a human hamster wheel.
Long hours create social isolation resulting in an employee’s primary close contacts frequently being colleagues. The human hamster wheel hijacks the employee’s sense of self worth with the goal of monopolizing his dopamine generation. Because the more your happiness depends on an evaluation that your employer gives you, the more obedient, the more submissive of an employee you will be.
If you want to break free you MUST avoid your employer’s attempt at dopamine monopolization. You MUST develop your own sense of achievement and self worth. You MUST be able to measure your own progress independently of a performance review.
Consistently hitting the gym will not only give you a consistent source of dopamine outside of work, it will also give you a reliable sense of accomplishment to ensure you that you are on a positive path.
Because if you need your employer to tell you that you’re a winner, you’re actually just becoming the corporate servant they always wanted you to be.