Do Startups Have a Drinking Problem?
Sarah Jane Coffey
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I think it’s also the problem of living through a filter. No one wants to go on Facebook and say “today I went to work, I left at 6, I made some dinner, tomorrow it’s more of the same” or post an Instagram photo of a sea of cubicles like “this is my office, this is part of my grind.” Everyone wants to prove they’re living The Best Life and the easiest way to do so is through parties and alcohol. Whether that’s fulfilling and meaningful is totally beside the point, you’re getting those likes and validation from friends and family, so it feels like you’re doing everything right.

And employers are willing to play into that in order to attract who they feel are the best and brightest up and comers. It’d be like if schools allowed for nap time past kindergarten into high school. Sure, it sounds great, and students would love it, but at some point, you gotta be able to stay awake all day and learn what it takes to make that possible for you.