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  • erica - 2 weeks ago
    I often feel this way during the week: "spending time on anything that’s nonwork related has become a reason to feel guilty."

    Really interesting comparison of Soviet-era propaganda and labor riots to tech hustle culture and employee protests.

    Workaholism is so bizarre because all of us know deep down that this is true:

    > If I dropped dead tomorrow, all of my acrylic workplace awards would be in the trash the next day, and my job would be posted in the paper before my obituary.
    • bill - 2 weeks ago
      True. That quote caught me too. Those are heavy words.
  • jamie - 2 weeks ago
    These articles are generational...... work could be fun and enlightening but unfortunately it’s usually just work .....I feel we as a society are looking to spiritualize every aspect of life ..... great if possible but let’s value the working stiffs and the value of work as work.
    • bill - 2 weeks ago
      Excellent comment.
  • mylavask - 2 weeks ago
    Can we create savings that will let us raise a family and live well into our 70s and 80s without competing for our share of the pie?
    • bill - 2 weeks ago
      Well - do you want to live in a big city? Or might you (and family) be happy into your 70s and 80s in the country?

      *Excellent* article, by the way. This is my favorite sentence: "Perhaps we’ve all gotten a little hungry for meaning."

      I don't want to be too judgmental, but I think that being a workaholic probably means you need to reevaluate your values.
      • bill - 2 weeks ago
        PS That last sentence was meant to be a general "you." Not you, mylavask. :)
      • bill - 2 weeks ago
        PS That last sentence was meant to be a general "you." Not you, mylavask. :)