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Nobody wants to be called “a resource”. You’re “an employee”. “A team member”. “Part of a rag tag crew“. But not “a resource”.
“Resource” brings the association of a cog in a machine. If you want to distance emotionally from people, it helps using a word like “resource”. It makes the relationship you have with a person, well, impersonal. Which can be one way of excluding your emotions.
Although, I think some people would be proud to be called “a resource”. It means they are an integral part of the Magnificent Machine. That piece of perfection without the emotional crap. “It’s business, for crying out loud!”
They are happy with the idea of a mechanical working of their universe. Hating the idea of the “we are all like Ants”-movement.
“Ants self-organize!” “Well, let them self-organize around my bug spray!”