Compartmentalization And Social Pressures, Part 2

Mercury Seven astronauts
The original 'Mercury Seven' astronauts pose with aircraft.
Credit: NASA
In the first part of this article, we discussed how the pressure to live one's dreams can drive pilots to careless and reckless behavior. Pressure Point Two: Perfect Versus Good “Who’s the best pilot you ever saw?” If you’ve seen the movie “The Right Stuff,” you know the answer: “You’re looking at...

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