Hustle Culture Actually Just Really Sucks

Hear me out.

Angely Mercado
Mar 12, 2019 · 4 min read
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Hustle culture tells us that relaxing is bad, that if it’s not making us money or reaching a goal, it’s a waste of time.

It’s lead to viral articles like “How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation” on BuzzFeed about millennial burnout, and a response article titled “ This Is What Black Burnout Feels Like.”

Hustle culture kind of feels like a scam.

We can’t out work ourselves out of income inequality, if that was true, there would be no income inequality. There would be no fear of a mass round of layoffs that keeps us working two side gigs to survive. No amount of inspiration mugs, phone cases, or t-shirts will make it healthy to grind away for hours and hours with no rest.

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Native NYer. Freelance writer in The Nation, Teen Vogue, The New York Times, Vice & more. Hire me: amercado92@gmail.com

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