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A New Startup Called Pattern Wants To Make Millennial Burnout Uncool
Good one.

“Earlier in our conversation, Shine had brought up what he saw as the three pillars of contemporary American society — the three areas where you can affect change: within the community, in politics, and within markets.

“I just keep going back to the fact that I am not a community organizer,” he said. “I am not a politician. I am a goddamn marketer. And I’m good at it! So why shouldn’t I use what I’m good at for what I think will make things one step better, not one step worse?””
how_we_work  business  millennials  pattern  equal_parts  culture  startups  psychology  burnout  how_we_live 
6 weeks ago by alexpriest
Opinion | The Moral Peril of Meritocracy - The New York Times
Oh. OHHH. This is quite good.

“Some people are broken by this kind of pain and grief. They seem to get smaller and more afraid, and never recover. They get angry, resentful and tribal.

But other people are broken open. The theologian Paul Tillich wrote that suffering upends the normal patterns of life and reminds you that you are not who you thought you were. The basement of your soul is much deeper than you knew. Some people look into the hidden depths of themselves and they realize that success won’t fill those spaces. Only a spiritual life and unconditional love from family and friends will do. They realize how lucky they are. They are down in the valley, but their health is O.K.; they’re not financially destroyed; they’re about to be dragged on an adventure that will leave them transformed.”
culture  how_we_live  life  how_we_work  work  how_we_learn  work_culture  inspiration  life_lessons  sociology 
april 2019 by alexpriest
Silicon Valley’s Grow-or-Die Culture Is Costing Us
“We need to focus on and celebrate different kinds of successful organizations:

Those that create innovative technology that is meaningful for their users and the world
Those that choose not to set up shop in major cities, turning instead to overlooked parts of our countries
Those that allow remote and flexible work, enabling their employees to ride the waves of life without letting their mental or physical health suffer
Those that give staff real opportunities to learn, grow, and stay for many years
Those that do work that really tangibly impacts the community through charity and other means”
tech  work_culture  teamwork  culture  how_we_work  corporate_culture  from instapaper
april 2019 by alexpriest
Are You Addicted to Doing? - Mindful
“On that day I realized clearly that busyness is a choice. We may have deadlines, projects, and activities, but we have the freedom to choose whether we become action addicts and busy-lazy, or just observe the experience of many activities. It’s a choice. And the ability to make that choice comes from developing a clear mind, free of action addiction.”
productivity  work_culture  self_improvement  mindfulness  how_we_work  busyness  work  from instapaper
april 2019 by alexpriest
Workism Is Making Americans Miserable
“What is workism? It is the belief that work is not only necessary to economic production, but also the centerpiece of one’s identity and life’s purpose; and the belief that any policy to promote human welfare must always encourage more work.”

culture  society  internet  healthcare_policy  social_media  corporate_culture  tech  millennials  policy  work_culture  tech_backlash  work  how_we_work  from instapaper
april 2019 by alexpriest

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