Skip to comments.Millennials want to live a ‘soft life,’ and it’s changing how they work
Posted on 09/12/2022 8:30:13 PM PDT by BuchananBrigadeTrumpFan
More and more, younger generations are opting to live soft lives, rejecting the struggle, stress, and anxiety that come with working a traditional nine-to-five career and grinding out your days on life's hamster wheel.
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In a way, they’re right. But they need to find the Goldilocks Zone. In general, we (the worker bees) all work too much. That takes a toll.
Nine-to-five? That’s not a hamster wheel, that’s coasting! Admirable if one’s life has spiritual meaning, but coasting is just a slow hamster wheel if modest materialism is the end and not a means.
Agreed. The standard corporate rat race has been a bad deal for many people. Life in a cubicle is not fun. There are better ways to make a living, and you may have to work hard, and work long hours, especially if you decide to work for yourself. But if your path is just to be a cog in a giant corporate wheelhouse, killing yourself trying to make the boss happy turns out to be a pretty thankless task.
Many of us are doing that. Then we die. Afterwards they recruit a replacement.
Soft men make hard times.
Hard times make hard men.
Hard men good times.
Good times make soft men.
There is no “traditional” 9-to-5 career anymore.
Half your time is spent in regulatory bureaucracy and learning how racist and sexist you are.
A third of your income goes to taxes directed to immoral socialist causes.
A traditional career used to offer an honest living. Those days are gone.
The term “soft” lends itself to criticism. But it sounds like this guy has figured out how to support himself without having to answer to a boss. More power to him.
Right - that’s a freakin’ breeze!
I remember when we used to have fun at work. We got a lot done, but we also laughed and had fun.
Friends and family of mine all around the country remember that too, so it just me.
Somewhere along the way, fun and humor went out the window. I feel sorry for the millennials and the Zzz’s.
It is sad, but true.
Americans were the hardest working people on the Earth.
Because and only because of this, US became the richest country on the Earth.
Now, we are slipping to the European model, work only just as much as you need to to keep your job.
Or just enjoy the welfare!
“so it just me” should be *so it’s not just me.
There is too much wrong with this article to even begin a rebuttal.
What a crock.
31? He has not done anything for “years and years” enough to be burned out. The only thing burned out is his brain and work ethic.
Marketing strategist? No wonder the commercials are such drivel.
The first millennial example they gave sounds like he is living on savings.
Wow! The milquetoast militia! Aren’t we feeling safe and secure in our future …
Most of them want to go hike around Europe for about five or ten years. The Snowflake generation is definitely the worst generation up to this date. Even the first Neanderthal generation was more useful and productive than the Snowflakes and their little abortion-loving princesses.
I learned earlier in life that working in offices or companies, that it’s the PEOPLE you work with that makes it enjoyable. Not the work itself. There was one company I worked for that I actually loved going to work that after my inner “clique” left for other jobs, it was not enjoyable so I left.
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