A strong signal that the burnout victim is sliding into an existential crisis of meaninglessness is evident when the person’s statements about work are cloaked with a “so what?” or “why bother?” attitude. This is particularly striking among burnout victims who were once very enthusiastic and dedicated.
“what hurts us is not what happens to us, but our response to what happens to us”
• Inability to remember important aspects of the trauma • Loss of interest in activities and life in general • Feeling detached from others and emotionally numb
Sense of a limited future (you don’t expect to live a normal life span, get married, have a career.
All coming true despite so much effort to overcome
It is just impossible.
I can’t go on
4 out of 5, I qualify
Middle-aged adults between the ages of 45 and 64
African Americans and Hispanics WHAT A BASTARD CHILD?
People who are unable to work or who are chronically unemployed
People who lack private medical insurance or public health benefits