Doubting the validity of the external.

front-cover7”When work loses it’s tangible, palpable quality, loses the character of the transformation of matter by human ingenuity, it becomes wholly abstract and interpersonal. The intense subjectivity of modern work, exemplified even more clearly in the office than in the factory, causes men and women to doubt the validity of the external world and to imprison themselves, as noted in the previous chapter, in a shell of protective irony.”
Pg 102
The Culture of Narcissism
Christopher Lasch

W W Norton & Co Ltd; New edition edition (15 Jan 1979)

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