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The 9-to-5 Cure by Kristin Cardinale

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CHAPTER 5

Career Myopia and OtherMisperceptions

Recently I read an article about how myopia in children is growing at an alarming rate. Myopia is a structural problem that develops in the eye and causes objects in close proximity to appear clear while those in the distance appear blurry, commonly known as nearsightedness. According to this article, a growing number of children are developing myopia because of their constant use of computers and other electronic gadgets that require focusing on objects at a close range, while their distance vision, which is used in activities such as outdoor play, is diminishing.1 The facts of the article are alarming for parents of young children, but the story also seems to be a great metaphor for something ...

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