Have you ever felt guilt or anxiety when you try to rest, relax, or go on vacation?
Do you sometimes feel driven to be productive, even when you’re exhausted mentally or physically?
In this series we’ll explore some of the common reasons individuals find themselves unable to be fully present when resting.
In this episode, we explore the unique American culture of internalized capitalism flavored with Puritan work ethic that often makes those of us who live in the USA feel guilty for doing anything other than working.
RESOURCES FOR THIS EPISODE:
“The Protestant Ethic and Spirit of Capitalism”, Max Weber, 1905
Harvard Business Review, 2013, “There Really Is Such a Thing as the Protestant Work Ethic”
Pacific Standard, September 4, 2013, “The Protestant Work Ethic is Real”
Cato.Org, “What Americans Think About Poverty, Wealth, And Work”, 2019
“Hours Worked in Europe and the US: New Data, New Answers”, August 2016. Bick, Brüggeman, Fuchs-Schündeln,
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