Oh boy, what a good and awakening read in an ocean full of 24/7 hustlers.
The authors start with the following:
What’s worse is that long hours, excessive busyness, and lack of sleep have become a badge of honor for many people these days. Sustained exhaustion is not a badge of honor, it’s a mark of stupidity.
The never-ending sacrifice and hustle are glamorized by media, entrepreneurs and bloggers (like me). But what for?
To ruin your health as one of the Facebook co-founders (story below), or raise hundreds of millions lose sleep and ignore family life in the name of changing the world while your bullshit startup doesn’t do more than just sell a useless product for privileged people?
As I wrote earlier, work can wait. The family can’t. We like to think that life can be designed (at least I do) but most of it is just random events that we’re trying to make sense of.
Do short bursts of intense work, evaluate your goals (maybe you don’t need them at all) and spend time with your loved ones doing what you love.
Work can, and it should, wait.
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