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Grind Culture Is Not Sustainable

If you look through social media, grind culture is romanticized across platforms. This idea of always working, always creating, and doing so without giving yourself a break has become the “key” to success — just ask some of tech’s biggest names. “There are way easier places to work, but nobody ever changed the world on 40 hours a week,” Elon Musk tweeted, back in November of 2018. But if you love what you do, it (mostly) doesn’t feel like work — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 27, 2018 Here’s the thing: it doesn’t matter how much you love your job — it’s still work, which means you still need to take breaks from it. I have been writing since I was ten years old but I clock at least eight hours a day on my computer between my day job and freelancing. I’m not going to spend another eight hours working on different side projects. People often bring up celebrities or members of the one percent to guilt working-class people into throwing themselves in daily jobs or extra side hustles....

Vanessa Taylor

Sep 5, 2019