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The Time-Pressure Paradox

How the pressures of increasing productivity diminish meaning

Joanna Ngai
Published in
5 min readFeb 8, 2021

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During this pandemic, the competing message that somehow one is supposed to “take it easy” while facing the unspoken threat of layoffs/unemployment can be confusing.

On one hand, staying put can afford new opportunities. If we’ve have a surplus of time from not having a daily commute, for…

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