I ran across this today and thought it was worth passing on. It’s a short read that came out 3 days ago in The Atlantic. The Title is “Workism Is Making Americans Miserable.” It’s full of links to other studies and confirms the rising role of the devotion to work, often over family, faith and relationships.
Here is a little tease:
“The decline of traditional faith in America has coincided with an explosion of new atheisms. Some people worship beauty, some worship political identities, and others worship their children. But everybody worships something. And workism is among the most potent of the new religions competing for congregants … In the past century, the American conception of work has shifted from jobs to careers to callings—from necessity to status to meaning.”
An important read.