"At stake is not only the nature of the workplace and society, but your own nature as well—your very identity.  The system of education and employment works to define who you are in the deepest sense, pushing you away from developing and acting upon your own vision and guiding ideas.  Hence, if you want to stand for something and avoid vanishing as an independent force in society, you have no choice but to resist.  Certainly, resisting the system carries some risk, but not resisting is a far deadlier course for your individual identity." 

Jeff Schmidt, author of Disciplined Minds: A Critical Look at Salaried Professionals and the Soul-Battering System That Shapes Their Lives