Ever heard of Karōshi 過労死? It’s a Japanese term, death from overwork.
In Korea it’s called gwarosa (과로사/過勞死)
China, guolaosi (Traditional:過勞死 Simplified:过劳死)
For folks who commit suicide due to the stress of work, ”karōjisatsu (過労自殺).”
Giles Prentice: A broken what?
Secretary Baird: Broken Arrow. It’s a Class 4 Strategic Theatre Emergency. It’s what we call it when we lose a nuclear weapon.
Giles Prentice: I don’t know what’s scarier; losing nuclear weapons, or that it happens so often there’s actually a term for it!
—Broken Arrow Movie
Highly related to my previous post, You always have a choice.
Many times, people think they are trapped. But the reality is, many people are not. Some people ARE trapped. Loads of debt, many dependents, young kids, etc. And then, others are not trapped.
Now, if work is really really soooo painful and stressful that someone dies from it. Either by overwork or suicide, this is usually not a one day incident…