Ep. 161: I'm Not Growing Up, I'm Just Burning Out
You’ve maybe seen articles about millennial burnout in the New York Times or on BuzzFeed. The job market is still often brutal to navigate for young people, combined with rapidly-inflating costs of living and not-so-rapidly-inflating wages. And through all of it, there’s a chorus of Elon Musks and Gary Vaynerchuks shouting about “hustling,” “grinding,” and how if you’re not working 100 hours a week, you’re a failure. But there are skeptics out there who chalk it up to their favorite boogeyman—the coddled, entitled millennial who isn’t willing to “pay their dues” or “put in the work.” This week, Sean, Pierce, and Max talk about it all: burnout, the culture of “side hustles,” self-care, and why it’s sometimes good to just park yourself on the couch and watch TV or take a nap.
“Burnout” - Green Day