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Mindfulness in Silicon Valley: Is Work Becoming Religion?

Mindfulness in Silicon Valley: Is Work Becoming Religion?

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Corporate Mindfulness

  • Mindfulness, in the Buddhist tradition, is a tool to sit with, understand, alleviate, and ultimately overcome suffering.
  • No doubt, mindfulness in itself might alleviate some of the suffering workers experience.
  • However, corporate mindfulness often supports 

Corporate Maternalism

Many Silicon Valley corporations(Think Google or Meta) provide everything from daycare to laundry to fitness centers and snacks, meals, and happy hour drinks, in an effort to glue workers to the workplace. Some corporations even sent their workers weekly snack boxes during the pandemic, as well a...

In Silicon Valley, Work May Be Religion

Silicon Valley appears to have created an elite within corporate America, one which has developed its own religion, co-opting mindfulness to suit its own purposes. Will workers continue to drink the Kool-Aid? Are we all buying into the religion that says Big Tech (and social media) will solve all...

Techtopia: Everything Revolves Around Work

Many tech workers feel fulfilled and “whole” because of work, others at the margins of the tech industry are living broken lives. There is a social cost to  “Techtopia,” a society where work is the highest form of fulfilment.

The problem with Techtopia is that work monopol...

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