Shadow Work and the Rise of Middle-Class Serfdom

The cost of “shadow work”: being busy without accomplishing meaningful work.
 
“You only get so much of the fuel that allows you to focus and gives you the mental energy to tackle the world each day. And what saps this fuel is making decisions, weighing options, and exercising self-control. Shadow work requires all three behaviors, and is thus a huge willpower drainer.”
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