The secret art of saying No
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Life throws at you many opportunities. Opportunities to climb, to earn, to gain and learn. Opportunities to further one's fledgling career, to preserve a crumbling legacy, or, indeed, to find what it truly means to be oneself through the process of seeking. Seek, and you shall find.
We are induced into a culture of productivity – indeed, one centered around hyper-productivity, performative and flamboyant to its core. This fetishisation of productivity is reified through procedures and mechanisms that reward those who "work more", those who "go the extra mile", or, indeed, those who are "additionally productive". In so doing, we are rendered mere cogs in well-greased machines, lining the pockets of those who steer the machines behind the scenes. ...