In a - very fictitious - Welt, in which almost all People go about their work with enthusiasm, a dissatisfied person would not have light. Him would constantly before Eyes guided how others find fulfillment in their great jobs.

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Life is not a pony yard?

The reality of many people, however, looks like this:

“Okay, my job is hanging around my neck. But should I give him up because of that? My friends and colleagues don't exactly have dream jobs either - they're just like me. That's totally normal. Working life is not a pony farm… ”

If most people were enthusiastic about their job, a dissatisfied person would not be able to cope with his dissatisfaction for so long because he was so different from the majority. And so the chances are not bad that he would do anything to finally find a job that he likes.

In reality, unfortunately, they are professionally satisfied clear in the minority. Therefore, the pressure of the majority works in the opposite direction: The normal case - or what one may think of it - is the conviction that work just doesn't exist Fun might. Point.

How to permanently confirm his own dissatisfaction

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Quite often I meet people who find it quite normal that you don't like your job. Because in her circle of acquaintances there is hardly anyone who is familiar with his work satisfied at a hunt.

This is probably no coincidence either, as we are always subconsciously looking for them Society of people who share our worldview and thus confirm it. It is not uncommon for teams, departments or the workforce of entire companies to agree that their work is pointless and unsatisfactory.

Shared pain is half of the pain?

Complaining about it creates a sense of togetherness and makes everyone feel good. Imagine you are waiting for a probably painful procedure at the dentist. You're sitting in the waiting room with other patients who seem to be just as big Anxiety have like you.

Probably you would feel their society as pleasant - when people share our fate and attitude, our fear is generally reduced. So far so good. If an unpleasant situation is inevitable, sufferers are a good thing.

Just do not stand out from the crowd of dissatisfied!

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But collective suffering also reduces our willingness to accept our own ways to seek out of misery. Because every community has its own Regulate. Groups of like-minded people are asking their members to “Be and think like us!” and demand not to challenge the consensus under any circumstances.

If someone is thinking about not reconciling themselves with the situation and looking for another, better one Workplace to seek, he will most likely not be supported in this by his fellow sufferers.

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Because after all he could Success and thus make the others aware that their fate is not as unchangeable as they (would like) to believe.

Conversely, individuals often use their affinity group, friends, acquaintances and colleagues to confirm that there are none Alternatives can give for him.

Better comfortable than happy

That's why it's pretty easy to live in a world of collective dissatisfaction! This Strategy ensures a high degree of security and stability and is therefore very successful in its own way.

And so people remain sitting on their dead horse because their friends, acquaintances and colleagues also ride dead horses. You find it normal - happy riders of healthy horses just do not exist in their world!

And so you organize horse rides and at the most complain that the mount has lost some of its dynamism - while the dead horse has long started to smell bad ...

What has that got to do with me?

If other people want to stick to their non-voiced jobs - we can not change it. But we can ask ourselves what this fact really has to do with us. What do the views of others actually say about our possibilities?

It is so easy for others to complain altogether about the bad labor market, injustice, lack of opportunity, and so on. Clearly, especially in economically difficult times there is a lot of shadows everywhere.

Looking at one's own situation more differently

But it's worth looking at your own situation in a more differentiated way and asking yourself: What does she say negative Attitude of a (supposed) majority about me and my chances?

Above all, if I would dare to look for and find unusual ways to go? After all, there are many people who make a career change and are therefore very happy.

Constructive change rather than destructive majorities

You could give me a much more constructive one Orientation than people who don't even try. In your circle of colleagues and acquaintances, do you tend to be (professionally) satisfied or dissatisfied?

To which group do you focus more? Do you sometimes refer to others who are still riding their dead job horse to justify their own inactivity?

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