A drive to succeed has become a drive to just get by. Why workplace ambition is flickering out in this endless limbo.

I’ve always had medium-sized dreams for my professional life. I wanted to be good at something and recognized for my expertise; I wanted to achieve, be productive, and make a living wage. I wanted to be a part of something. And in my 20 years of working life, I’ve been…

It was a bleak day at the Monmouth Mall in Eatontown, New Jersey. My unsuccessful shopping trip had culminated in a tearful meltdown in the Macy’s dressing room, as they often did in those days. I cried from the shame of being trapped in this too short, underdeveloped body, which…

Maris Kreizman

Host of The Maris Review, a literary podcast. Writing in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, New York, Vanity Fair, and more.

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