I’ve got nothing against hard work, and long hours once in a while; I sincerely enjoy working til midnight sometimes. But I don’t like seeing these attitudes held up as values in their own right. I think we need to question and form our own, wide definitions of success. Life ≥Work.
Jay Grandin: “When I think of my twenties, I index years against projects, not life experiences. That’s not a good thing.”
You can read that quote and think ‘Heck, it worked for Jay Grandin’
I’m interested to hear what people really think about this stuff. If you’re in your twenties, are you working all hours, thinking ‘I can do this, I’ll achieve success and then I can relax / have kids / buy a house / leave the city / whatever.’?
Sometimes it seems like the more passionate you are about your vocation, the more prone to exploitation by your industry you are. Maybe it’s ultimately a political thing?
You don’t hear many people talk about how they achieved their goals with a great work life balance, do you?
Should we always be hustling…?