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  1. The New YorkerCal Newport12/29/229 min
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    • thorgalle
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      1 year ago

      +1 on the historical perspective. Though, as someone straddling the millennial and Gen-Z generations, I haven’t noticed a general blend of the personal with work. Plenty of people are able to separate the two.

      • bill
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        1 year ago

        I haven’t noticed a general blend of the personal with work.

        Really?! 🤔

        • thorgalle
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          1 year ago

          Definitely not talking about myself! And sure, tech has made work invade personal life more, for everyone. But emphasize not a general blend: Finnish corporate culture is very much "close your laptop at 4pm and GTFO", those people do exist!

          I also couldn't intuitively agree with the notion that Gen Z was somehow special in identifying themselves more with work than other generations. This:

          For Gen Z, which had so thoroughly mixed work and self, this suffocating grimness hit at a more personal level. It became clear to many that they needed to separate their personhood from their jobs.

          is not something I noticed.

          • bill
            Top reader of all time
            1 year ago

            Makes sense.

            Curious: had you heard of “quiet quitting” before this article? (I had not.)

            • thorgalle
              Top reader this weekReading streakScribe
              1 year ago

              I had not either!

    • skydance
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      1 year ago

      The historical perspective is helpful, and brings out the ongoing search for balance in relation to work.

    • coriander1 year ago

      Appreciated this article for its overview of shifting attitudes toward work over the decades and putting discussions of "quiet quitting" in that context.