Satyagraha

Cultural Psychology

Flourescent lights, worker psychology and cultural alienation

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I was in a huge department store today and noticed the fluorescent lights. Really wretched. Must be hard and stressful to work under those for 40 hours a week.

See, that’s the problem. We’ve got a country—or more like a world, now—full of people working under fluorescent lights, and maybe in cubicles, too. Getting depressed. Building negative feelings, even if the higher parts of their minds say, “no, be positive.”

And if you have a whole country of people feeling like this, apparently they go to war. Either because they take out their collective frustration on someone else, or because they’re unable to recognize erroneous policy, or both.

But here’s a positive suggestion: how about inventors and entrepreneurs figuring out, making, and maybe marketing new, alternative lighting sources that are less mentally aversive?

keywords: flourescent lights, technology, opportunities, inventions, worker psychology, cultural depression, natural lighting alternatives.

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Written by John Uebersax

April 27, 2006 at 3:10 pm

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