A very happy rainy, soggy hump day! Let’s start by wishing my friend, Matt Mullenweg, a very happy birthday! It is amazing to see someone you met as a teenager turn into a man and a titan.
The New Yorker recently wrote about the quiet quitting.
Quiet quitting is not a life philosophy or policy proposal that needs logical scrutiny. It’s also not a political weapon to be wielded to prove how much more woke or conservative you are than everyone else. It’s both more incoherent and essential than all of that. Figuring out how work fits into a life well lived is hard, but it’s an evolution that has to happen. Quiet quitting is the messy starting gun of a new generation embarking on this challengeThe New Yorker.
I can understand why every generation needs to go through this challenge to find work-life balance. Many of my friends (of all age groups) talk about this balance, but somehow I don’t seem quite to understand their quandary. I am not a callous person, so what is it? Why don’t I understand the concept of work-life balance?
The answer came to me when I stumbled upon this gem hiding in the archives. The proverbial lightbulb went off. Not everyone on the planet has the opportunity and the option to do what they love. Most of us work on things we don’t care about but have to because that’s what humans have to do.
So perhaps when you (Read more...)