The Evolution of our Everyday Interactions

My family always tells me I should have been a lawyer because I love to debate so much. I probably would have enjoyed the profession. It was too much school for me, and I’ve always been somewhat impatient. I do love debate, however, but sometimes people claim that I just like to “argue.” In my opinion, it’s more about discovering the truth than anything else.

If you’re anything like me, you would probably agree that the truth is essential. When it comes to my coworkers and business, I don’t have a great deal of patience for feelings and seemingly irrational behavior. My attitude is along the lines of, “you can feel however you want to feel, but we still need to get the job done.” That being said, I always keep my discussions civil and professional when it comes to workplace disagreements.

Although I have never experienced it, hostile work environments are apparently a big problem for a lot of companies in the United States. I understand that disagreements will happen at work, and I try my best to listen carefully when faced with criticism. I believe that’s one of the best ways to improve. I couldn’t imagine being on the other side of the discussion, trying to express my opinion, and facing scrutiny that crossed a professional boundary into a personal attack.

I can imagine a situation where someone feels offended and starts taking it out on another person. It seems crazy to me, but times are tough, and a lot of people are under too much stress. Stress can drive a person to do strange things, and if it doesn’t get checked, hostility can transform into anger and unnecessary mistreatment. I found The Melton Law Firm website that discusses some of the terrible abuse faced by victims at work, and I’m glad there’s a way for these people to find justice. People need to feel comfortable at work if the country is going to stay on top of the global market.

The economy seems to be as strong as ever, and the biggest companies on the Fortune 500 list are doing just fine. The stock market continues to dip, dive, and come right back up, thankfully. Cryptocurrency seems to be a new style of day trading, and I wonder what the future would be like if online money replaced fiat money. Would everyone start working from home on their computers? Are drones going to begin delivering our groceries from a giant warehouse, so we don’t even have to go to the grocery store anymore? How are individuals going to meet in person in a world like that?

I guess we’ll find out. One good thing about a digital work environment might be less aggressive interactions face-to-face, but then again, passive aggressiveness can be just as detrimental to productivity as a traditional hostile work environment. Time will tell, but for the time being, I’m keeping my money invested in the stock market. At least, most of it anyways.