I like how you refer to the allure and romanticism of hustle culture as a one-way door. Many don’t realize that it’s not as simple as “put in the work now, and chill later”. The higher you climb, the more people depend on you for their own stability and sense of well-being.
Hustle culture is seemingly the lesser-known result of the FOMO induced by social media. Not only do people feel as though they are missing out on “fun” activities and life events from social feeds, but they are also holding themselves to an illusory culture of workaholism.