The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
In the past few weeks I have talked to people from different walks of life: medicine, teaching, project management, and finance. Almost to a person they have talked about the stress coming from increased expectations or demands.
This is some of what I have heard.
You know how painful it is on the playground when you are see-sawing with someone and without warning they get off? You are suddenly slammed to the ground. It really hurts. Even though I am long past playground age, I still remember it. Well that’s how it can feel when you are trying to achieve work-life balance. It seems to work for a while, and suddenly – SLAM!
You are on the ground.