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WiW Notes 11

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Why don’t people leave bad jobs?
https://on.ft.com/3RuZYBA (non-paywall-ed link)

While the piece itself does not give much in the way of a platform to think about this (or a limited one), it makes me wonder. Why don’t people leave bad jobs? Is it qualifying a job as bad, imagining an alternative, or articulating a plan?

Seems like a fertile ground for some creative thinking and deconstruction.

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Having initiated different spaces (namely Thirdness and Critical Business school, as novel formats), I realized my passion for anti-programming. The idea is that a space needn’t have a set of topics. Moreover, having such a set of ideas (/plan) necessarily limits the ability of individuals to show up and learn something new about themselves. It, in effect, makes them an audience to a set of (sealed) ideas, however interesting. I find myself repeatedly (twice this week) trying to put language on the idea of drawing a frame without drawing a picture; from a facilitation perspective, being anti-programmatic seems to point in this direction. On the what does it look like’ level, or ROI, it is the epitome of generative (being useful after you leave the room) vs. anecdotal value.

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The mirror stage came up when speaking to students this week. I enjoyed finding this page.

> The idea of the mirror stage” is an important early component in Lacan’s critical reinterpretation of the work of Freud. Drawing on work in physiology and animal psychology, Lacan proposes that human infants pass through a stage in which an external image of the body (reflected in a mirror, or represented to the infant through the mother or primary caregiver) produces a psychic response that gives rise to the mental representation of an I”.

https://www.english.hawaii.edu/criticalink/lacan/

Up next WiW Notes 10 WiW Notes 12 1 I am sharing a workshop format from last week. Students read a chapter from ‘Metaphors We Live By.’ We discussed it in class, deconstructed the
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