Thursday, April 26, 2007

On Crying: National Jurist and Wall Street Journal

Today's Wall Street Journal has a piece by Sue Shellenbarger on crying at work--Read This and Weep: Crying At Work Gains Acceptance. I wish it were true that crying in frustration and anger were more acceptable at work, but I just don't agree. If it were true, why would National Jurist still be focusing on tears instead of the issues raised on and after a faculty meeting of more than a year ago?

Perhaps, as more people become comfortable with tears as a legitimate way of expressing anger and frustration, there will be less use of those more violent means of expressing anger (although I doubt that, too).

1 comment:

K said...

I'm a cryer. I cry. And then I recover. Much better to cry than to fester.