Day Dreams Cause “Man Failure” (Mar, 1932)

This article wasn’t about what I thought it was about.

Day Dreams Cause “Man Failure”

EVERYBODY must avoid day dreaming, but this is especially necessary for workmen in factories. There are four common kinds of day dreams which make workers careless and inattentive.

The first is emotional day dreaming, like letting the mind dwell continually on the thrills of some strong emotion like love. A second is characterized by worry about imagined misfortunes, most of which never happen.

Third is the kind of day dreaming due to retrospection; looking back on the pleasures or missed opportunities of the past. Last on the list are the day dreams of vengeance, in which the victim goes over and over again in his mind the terrible things that he will do some day to some enemy or antagonist.

  1. Toronto says: October 10, 20117:31 pm

    The last two words of the original manuscript were omitted. They were “or editor.”

  2. Charlene says: October 11, 201112:10 am

    I’m not sure if this august publication ran to both a blurb writer and a headline writer.

  3. Devak says: October 11, 20111:08 am

    Today a lot of companies pay good money for employees to ‘day dream’. They day dream all day on ways to circumvent tax and consumer laws which will make the company rich.

  4. JMyint says: October 11, 20118:37 am

    Well they didn’t want workers with imaginations, they might become dissatisfied with their jobs and demand better wages, working conditions, and benefits.

  5. Jari says: October 11, 20114:48 pm

    Some day, they all will be sorry, when my maimbot is finished….. MUHAHAA!!!!

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