What bothers me about being a young adult in my 20’s is the “hustle mentality” that is expected of me. “Hustle mentality” to me means working like a dog, always thinking 5 steps ahead, always making moves financially, having a bunch of side incomes, etc. Falling in line with this is also the “productivity” mindset. The idea that you always have to be doing something, and that sitting on my couch for a day is somehow “wrong” or “lazy”. Don’t get me wrong, I like my job and I like where I am in my life, but there is more to life than “hustling” all the time. I worked very hard to get to where I am at. However, working 60 hour weeks is great if that’s what you WANT to do, but for most people that would be less than ideal. It also throws me off that somehow you are meant to shift from this “hustle mentality” to suddenly want and have balance in your 30’s and 40’s. It seems unrealistic to me to simply flip a switch and go from one extreme to another. I almost feel out of place with my peers who want to kill themselves making all this money when I am just doing my best to have a work-life balance. It almost makes me feel lazy or unproductive when I am not trying to find another income source, or a new work venture to start. But at the end of the day, when we are old and wrinkly, I don’t want to look back at my life and only remember “hustling” and working, I want to remember good times with friends and family, adventures I have been on, and all of the moments that brought me joy.
“Hustle Mentality Sucks”
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