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Cohen, D. (2004).  One Who Is Not Busy, The: Connecting with Work in a Deeply Satisfying Way.
As taskdoers, worker bees, we hit one note and play it over and over again. We bury ourselves in activity the way substance abusers bury themselves in drink or drugs; no matter how many things we race to do during the day, there's always something more to be done. When there is a threat of hurt or disappointment due to circumstances beyond our control, there's no time to feel it. The monthly sales figures have to be calculated, the client gifts selected and sent, the copier contract gone over, the boardroom reserved for a partners meeting. The substance abuser's overall feeling is unpleasant enough—frantic, uneasy—but he does manage to avoid the real lows: the grief, the anger, the disillusionment." (p.97)
Breathnach, S. B. (1998).  Something More : Excavating your Authentic Self.
"'Disillusion only comes to the illusioned,' Dorothy Thompson reminds us in The Courage to be Happy, written in 1957. 'One cannot be disillusioned of what one never put faith in,' especially ourselves." (p. 159)
Bridges, W. (1980).  Transitions: making sense of life's changes.
"The point is that disenchantment, whether it is a minor disappointment or a major shock, is the signal that things are moving into transition. At such times we need to consider whether the old view or belief may not have been an enchantment cast on us in the past to keep us from seeing deeper into ourselves and others than we were then ready to. For the whole idea of disenchantment is that reality has many layers, each appropriate to a phase of intellectual and spiritual development. The disenchantment experience is the signal that the time has come to look below the surface of what has been thought to be so.
Lacking this perspective on such experiences, however, we often miss the point and simply become 'disillusioned.'" (p. 101)

See also: despair, weakness, encouragement

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  • Concept: disillusionment
    • preferred: disillusionment
    • alternate: disenchantment
    • alternate: demoralization
    • definition: freeing from false belief or illusions
    • related: despair
    • related: weakness
    • closeMatch:
    • keyword-126
    • antonym: encouragement
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      • sense: disenchantment
      • sense: disillusion
      • sense: disillusionment
      • disenchantment
      • in scheme:
      • gloss: freeing from false belief or illusions
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      • synset id: 105988097
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