Mentality: working without feeling like you’re wasting your life

Sixteen year old Reddit user /u/69motherducker420 asked, “How can you work a 9-to-5 job, with only weekends and 4 weeks per year off, without getting the feeling of wasting your life?

The easiest answer is, “You can’t,” and link to the /r/antiwork subreddit, but that doesn’t really help anyone. I wanted to try to be more productive.

How can somebody be okay with working a 9-to-5 job, sitting in an office, and coming home just to do it again the next morning?




Staff front end engineer | Tech lead | Architect |

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

Are you being paid your worth?

The dangerous case of the “koffiekoek” ninja

How to Create a Thriving Home Workspace

How I Transitioned from being A Preoccupied Working Wife to A Happy Homemaker

How we do regular team reflection

I’m Gonna Make You An Offer You Can’t Refuse — Mentorship

Dear Corporate Leaders, Stop Turning a Blind Eye to the Gender Pay Gap.

How Romina Marazzato Sparano of Plainlii Tackles The Extreme Work Life Balance Of Being A Woman…

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Charles Stover

Charles Stover

Staff front end engineer | Tech lead | Architect |

More from Medium

Open conversation: what made you frustrated

Sometimes, The Inexperienced One Can Be The Best Employee

4 Ways to Care for Yourself After a Layoff

The Ultimate Valentine: L.I.S.T.E.N.