Does architecture media matter?

We want to dedicate this paragraph to all our colleagues and try to tell them to stop worrying about the media circus and what others think of them, and to start worrying about what they produce for their clients and users:

"Our career matters not just for money, it matters for status. Status anxiety is a worry about our standing in the world, wether we’re going up or down, whether we’re winners or losers. We care about our status for a simple reason:

Because most people tend to be nice to us according to the amount of status we have - if they hear we’ve been promoted, there’ll be a little more energy in their smile, if we are sacked, they’ll pretend not to have seen us.

Ultimately, we worry about having no status because we’re not good at remaining confident about ourselves if other people don’t seem to like or respect us very much. Our ‘ego’ or self-conception could be pictured as a leaking balloon, forever requiring external love to remain inflated and vulnerable to the smallest pinpricks of neglect: we rely on signs of respect from the world to feel acceptable to ourselves.”

-Alain de Botton

*on the image Alameda project

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