Millennials and the Rise of Hustle Culture

Despite being stereotyped as lazy, entitled, and workshy, millennials are proving to be quite the opposite. A lot of young people are obsessed with working hard. But young people’s dedication to their work isn’t necessarily something to be lauded. Many millennials are hyper-dedicated to their work, obsessed to the point of burnout. Erin Griffith, a journalist at The New York Times, wrote a revelatory and somewhat disturbing article about the rise of ‘hustle culture’ and how young people are driving it. Griffith asks, “When did performative workaholism become a lifestyle?”

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Originally published at on February 18, 2019.

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