“I really don’t think we are doing any more meaningful work now that we are working more. If anything, that glut of extra time working gets filled with some frustratingly superfluous nonsense – less and less important things take up more and more of your time. It’s so wasteful, and we know it, but don’t question the game because we want to get ahead. It’s like a Stockholm Syndrome with hustle culture.
Take a look at the increase in discussion about burnout – a natural response from trying to thrive in an achievement culture. Fatigue happens to your body, but burnout exhausts your soul. Long hours of wasteful drudgery rub up against the belief that anything is possible. What can you do with that other than collapse?”
— Frank Chimero (via)