I have worked as a chef/cook professionally in many different venues. I have cooked meals with and for celebrities, cooked meals for people living and working in the jungle of Hawaii, and for people who were homeless in San Francisco. I have worked in kitchens that were run like the Third Reich and I have worked in kitchens that functioned with harmony, respect, and I even dare use the L word. I can say unequivocally that the latter is much better than the former and that the food comes out just as good if not better when there is harmony.
So I submit that it is time for us to start a new era in cooking - one where people are respected, happy, learning, loving, joking, challenged and making food that nourishes the body and soul.