Creative freelance writer, author and poet surviving suburbia with my geeky son, superhero princess, crazy dogs, and an ornery bunny.
I love the term “struggle porn” to describe this nonsense. The term might mean something entirely different on some other corner of the web, but it’s the perfect definition for all this “startup bro hustle till you die then sleep when you’re dead” culture.
Aimless doing, especially on shit that’s not working, is going to be the death of a lot of people.
Explains why a system that encourages overworking needs people like him to normalize this mind set. Another common attribute of such motivational speakers is that they never bring context to the equation, because then they’d need to talk about structural problems rather than sell “the struggle.”
I got a promotion a few days ago, so I decided to stop for a drink on my way home- just me and my sense of accomplishment. I ended up alone in a bar, running defense against a bouncer who held my ID hostage while he commented on my ass (among other things), and…