Do We Work TOO Hard? Connecticut Professor Says Yes
When you see the question, do we work TOO hard, the answer we say to ourselves is, of course we do. We’ve always been taught that the key to happiness is a secure future and financial stability. Well now, a Connecticut professor says that may not be true. Before we dig into that and ourselves, we have to look at our past, to help us in the present.
What IS The Key To Happiness?
If you look at the latest Powerball mania, you would think it’s money. Somehow, we all think that having financial security would be the answer to all of our problems. Imagine if we could buy any house, any car travel anywhere and not have to answer to anyone. Sure, it could make our life a little easier. But would it solve every problem? Some millionaires say “no.”
Billionaire music industry mogul David Geffen who created Geffen Records says:
“Those who think money can make you happy, never actually had money.”
Johnny Carson perhaps was the most successful and most famous talk show host of our time. The talk show icon famously once said: “Having money solves money problems.” Carson knew this only too well, as he lost a son to suicide.
Bill Belichick makes a reported $20,000,000 a year. But may end up retiring wondering if he made the biggest career mistake of his life in letting Tom Brady go too soon.
Is The Hustle Culture Over?
Well to me, I have always believed in the quote: “On the road to success, it’s never crowded on the extra mile.” I always struggle with this. Because to me, there is no better feeling that completing a difficult project, or a week of hard work, and then seeing positive results. It comes with the territory, right? One of my favorite quotes from the iconic actor Michael J. Fox, was born in a moment of truth from his mother. When Fox was offered “Back To The Future” he would to film “Family Ties” during the day, and “Back To The Future” at night, sometimes ALL night. During the commute from one studio to another, Michael slept on a mattress in the back of a station wagon. His mother concerned for his health did NOT want him to take the movie role, saying “he’ll be exhausted.” Fox replied: “But it’s the kind of exhausted, I LOVE.” But according to a Yale professor, the extra mile is over rated.
Human Connection and Sleep
Yale professor of psychology says hustling won’t make you happy:
“We have an intuition [that] I’m going to earn a million dollars, and I’ll be happy. Then you hustle, you get there and you’re not happy,” says Santos. “You think, ‘I’ve got to hustle more … Now I need $5 million to [be happy].’ That hustle culture misconception winds up doubling down on itself.”
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