The hustle culture is ruining us

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Hustle culture, also known as “Workaholism” or “Burnout Culture” is the chosen lifestyle people make to prioritise their career and money compared to the aspects that make us more human such as pursuing hobbies, spending time with family and self-care.

Although i do believe working hard and making the most out of you career is important to reach your dreams and what you perceive as an end goal people fixate on this so much they detach themselves from the present.

“Hustle culture carries this overarching belief that the more you do, the more valuable you are,” — Kate Northrup

People choose this lifestyle to obtain freedom. Freedom is different for each person however the goal is always the same. Whether it be quitting the 9–5, wanting to travel the world, or spend time doing the things that you would rather do. However our desires to achieve this shadowed by side effects that can be detrimental to our health:

  • Working extremely long hours
  • Working harder and beyond our limits
  • Chronic Stress and Anxiety
  • Depression
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I wanted to keep this blog super short and hopefully give everyone reading this an opportunity to reevaluate themselves. Now i’m not saying Hustle culture is always bad, again i’m always for chasing dreams, however there are times in life when you need to take a step away and enjoy the present. Because you wont ever see it again.

Ask yourself:

  • Why am i doing this?
  • What is my purpose?
  • Where do i want to be at?

And although the “grind dont stop”, you can still always pause it for a while to enjoy the present.



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Anthony Papoutsis

Anthony Papoutsis

University student that just likes to build things. | Web Developer | Blockchain Enthusiast | Finance | Personal Development | Weeb