July 11, 2014 =========
☆ detached 離れた
When we say that someone is detached, we mean that they are not personally involved in something or that they have no emotional interest in it. The most common way to use this word is to describe someone as being “emotionally detached”. For example, when I graduated from Law school, I worked in the family law area for a while, and my clients were victims of domestic violence, and families going through messy divorces. It was *not* a fun job!!
Every day I tried to remain emotionally detached from my clients but I failed. I guess I should have been a counselor not a lawyer! It was very easy to listen to them and comfort them, but at the end of the day I was exhausted from the mental and emotional stress of getting attached to my clients. Lucky for me, I decided to become an English coach instead, because there’s no need to be emotionally detached!
Do you have a job that requires you to be emotionally detached? I guess nurses, doctors, and childcare workers would need to stay detached from their clients and patients. I wonder what other jobs would need you to be detached from your customers. Oh, maybe authors and actors – they would need to stay emotionally detached from the reviews of critics, right? Can you think of any more?