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The Failure of Our Achievement Culture

It’s a truism that we all face impossibly demanding jobs these days: an always-on culture, bosses that want stretch goals accomplished routinely, older workers who feel threatened by younger entrants who think nothing of spending 18–20 hours at work each day, everyone threatened by the rise of automation and low-cost outsourcing, wage increments that barely keep up with the cost of living, etc. And, sadly, our performance…