Why being a workaholic is not something to be proud about


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There are some sane voices in this era of Silicon Valley rule. DHH, the founder of Basecamp and the creator of Ruby on Rails is one such voice. In this article, he goes on to show why workaholism is an unhealthy work habit and why time for yourself and your family is as important.

So don’t tell me that there’s something uniquely demanding about building yet another fucking startup that dwarfs the accomplishments of The Origin of Species or winning five championship rings. It’s bullshit. Extractive, counterproductive bullshit peddled by people who either need a narrative to explain their personal sacrifices and regrets or who are in a position to treat the lives and wellbeing of others like cannon fodder.

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