Monday, July 20, 2009

Sparta Humor Very Similar to Healthcare Humor

The Spartan Sense of Humor by Steven Pressfield is very similar to that found in First Responders and Healthcare Workers. I love what he writes:
["T]hey’re not jokes. They’re not meant just to raise a laugh. Yet they’re funny, they’re on-point. Second, they don’t solve the problem. Neither remark offers hope or promises a happy ending. They’re not inspirational. They don’t point to glory or triumph–or seek to allay their comrades’ anxiety by holding out the prospect of some rosy future outcome. They face reality. They say, “Some heavy shit is coming down, brothers, and we’re going to go through it.”

That could be said about a lot of workplaces right now...

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