Check out this enlightening conversation on how being an adjunct can lead to an academic Stockholm Syndrome. Scary.
Adjuncting and Stockholm Syndrome
"See, this misguided loyalty is what the institutions depend on to exploit you. I mean, it’s not misguided in a sense of higher moral good. But just think—you can’t keep doing good in the world as a teacher if you remain exploited indefinitely. The best good you can do is to find steady work with a liveable income. And to do that, you must be selfish."