Status Anxiety

“The price we have paid for expecting to be so much more than our ancestors is a perpetual anxiety that we are far from being all we might be.”

“Because of the nature of this economy, the most evident feature of the struggle to achieve status is uncertainty. We contemplate the future in the knowledge that we may be thwarted by colleagues or competitors, we may find we lack the talents to fulfil our chosen goals or we may steer into an inauspicious current in the swells of the market place”

From Status Anxiety by Alain de Botton.

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