How many times have you heard this? How many times have you said this? I know I have heard and said this many times. Actually a great number of people feel this way at some point in their professional career. From my personal experience and from the individuals I have spoken to it comes down to two reasons.
I am deeply concerned about the upcoming presidential election given the scale and complexity of the challenges facing our country and the wider world. Issues such as climate change, global terror, gun violence, the refugee crisis, and the growing social and economic divide, have led to a very negative public mood in the United States.
There are few things in life that can suck the creative energy right out of you quite like that of a drab and boring office space. Homogenous rows of cubicles completely devoid of personality might be the worst, but generic beige walls and bland carpets are horribly oppressive in their own right.
This is both good news and bad. It costs nothing to address most of these things and requires no doctor, therapist or trainer. But natural behaviors like moving or going outdoors do not come naturally to a culture conditioned to medicate its way to health.
The Allen Brain Observatory in Seattle is studying the rodents to decipher how vision works.