Nowadays, the phrase ‘to objectify’ seems to be reserved for describing how men and women treat each other as things. However, if we think about it, in this ever increasing commercial world, we are stripped of our humanity and treated and valued only as consumers or economic instruments or role-objectified employees. Ironically, at work, were we spend most of our time, we are thingyfied as workforce, manpower, human resources, human assets or human capital.
“Whenever we stand apart and objectify anything we stop knowing it”. Richard Rohr, 2017.