posted on Jun, 22 2008 @ 11:16 PM
Look at the work environment. My guess is there is high pressure and low reward, and always the corporate social standards that make any show of
weakness a termination-worthy offense. Honestly, the sheer meaninglessness of chasing after the adoration of one's peers and constantly having to
position one's self to avoid embarrassment is just too much for a sane person to bear. There is a social norm that is reinforced by one's
interaction with friends, colleagues, television media, and advertising, and then there is a little voice in one's head that says, "What the hell am
I doing here?" If the pressure inside rises, but the lid is tightly secured to the top of the pot, an explosion will ensue. Just look at what he did.
He violated every social taboo in his outburst. I'm thinking that he might have actually been the sanest man in the room, but he saw no way out of
his plight. The animal inside of him took over and solved the problem by burning his bridges. He found a way out.
On the other hand, I do not look at the other males in that room as ideal examples of manhood. It's especially funny when someone from management
peeks out of his office and then darts back inside to avoid trouble. Is anyone else appalled by how long it took for the collective testosterone level
to rise to the occasion? As a person who has worked on construction sites and websites, I can tell you that blue collar men would have handled that
situation much sooner.