You’ve Always Needed to Hustle to Make It in America

Workaholism is in our DNA

You’re sick of hustle culture. You’re sick with the American obsession with productivity. You might blame it on a lack of social safety nets, the internet, or rising economic inequality.

Bad news, folks: it’s not an artifact of the internet age, the industrial era, or even remotely new. The idea that you’ve needed to hustle and ruthless to make it in America is simply part of our cultural DNA.

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