The Belief That Career Success Can Make Us Happy Is the Central Illusion of Our Time
From David Brooks in the Times —
“The real contradiction of capitalism is that it arouses enormous ambition, but it doesn’t help you define where you should focus it. It doesn’t define an end to which you should devote your life. It nurtures the illusion that career and economic success can lead to fulfillment, which is the central illusion of our time.”
Wow. Deep breath.