National identity has risen to be a topic particularly in the political rhetoric. What it consist of is difficult to define. The differences between the nations and the people can anyhow engender a rich starting point to creativity and innovations, if only we can be curious and respect the ones that we think are “the others”.
In our society work is a source of self-esteem, of social gratification. The loss of a job, therefore, means that the whole structure of the meaning of their life collapses. Redundancy results in profound bereavement as if the redundant were mourning their own death.