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Forgot account? Because everything and everyone in my life has reinforced it — explicitly and implicitly — since I was young. The consequence is two-fold. My Cart. The planet is dying.
Getty Images. And as in childhood, the work of optimizing that brand blurs whatever boundaries remained between work and play. There were still obnoxious frat boys and fancy sorority girls, but they were far more studious than my peers had been. Unstructured day care has become pre-preschool. We engage in self-destructive behaviors or take refuge in avoidance as a way to get off the treadmill of our to-do list.
Life is not that hard. The end result is that everything, from wedding celebrations to registering to vote, becomes tinged with resentment and anxiety and avoidance. And as in childhood, the work of optimizing that brand blurs whatever boundaries remained between work and play.
I knew it was winnable for only a small few. They religiously attended office hours. I feel so burned out. Because education — grad school, undergrad, vocational school, online — was situated as the best and only way to survive, many of us emerged from those programs with loan payments that our postgraduation prospects failed to offset.