It is in human nature to strive to achieve the very best. One is brought up believing that they were born for a reason. And throughout the course of one’s life, one questions what his or her purpose for living is? Humans are thought to be the most highly advanced beings on the planet, ones capable of thought, sociability, and interaction. We, as humans, are given the oppurtunities and experiences to become accomplished individuals. As Pico Della Mirandola states in Oration On the Dignity Of Man, "Man, when he entered life, the Father gave the seeds of every kind and every way of life possible." From the very beginning of time this idea of happiness in respect to self-fulfillment has been observed in the thoughts and actions of individuals all over the world. And so, it is believed that contentment in life can be attained by being successful. Success can mean many things, it can be interpreted as earning a high salary, living in luxury, having a hot dinner every night, etc. Nonetheless, success impacts one's mental and emotional state. Working in a mediocre job with a low salary can have a negative effect on one's psyche. Not only would the tangible elements of a job, such as a low income, effect one's attitude but also whether or not that job is impacting society in the way an individual would like it to can as well. In the various texts we have read throughout the course of the semester, we have encountered all sorts of individuals who have interpreted his/her profession in his/her own particular way. Both men and women who are unskilled laborers appear to experience a trend of dissatisfaction with their careers and lives. These individuals blame their daily work activities for their discontentment. The monotonous nature of these peoples’ lives has the tendency to affect their mental and emotional satisfaction. The workers in The Working and Bartle in Yellow Birds are especially psychologically and emotionally distraught by their lack of career development. Individuality is questioned throughout the texts as well. For instance, in the Yellow Birds Bartle states, “Of those million million flakes that fall, no two are alike, forever and ever, amen…They all look the same to me.” In this quote itself the reader can conclude that Bartle believes that his individuality doesn’t matter and that regardless of what is held to popular belief some people just do not have that special something that makes them stand out. Yet, as mentioned before, this is not what we have all been brought up to believe. We are taught that through hard-work and perseverance success, and thereby, happiness will follow. However, there come points in peoples' lives when they are at a standstill and don't appear to be moving forward. In this day and age, people get laid off, they are replaced by means of technology that are more productive, they aren't given the proper credit they deserve for their work, and so on. These factors contribute to said worker's attitude towards not only his or her job but his or her life as a whole. Each individual's circumstance for discontentment is different; however, they all root from the same source: self-fulfillment.