The high anthropology of our age trains us to think of ourselves as unique, while our online activity is relentlessly mined and analysed in order to define how we’re exactly like so many others. The same online portals who flatter us as unlike anyone else follow all our movements and work out how to market …

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“Burnout describes the emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by prolonged stress. It manifests as restlessness, procrastination, apathy, and low-level persistent unhappiness.” One of the paradoxes that arises from David Zahl’s description of the contemporary anthropology that gives rise to perfectionism and its fruit – burnout, anxiety, depression – is that the Church’s anthropology which …

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I’m reading Can’t Even by Anne Helen Peterson, a social exploration subtitled How Millenials Became The Burnout Generation. The generalisation that an indulgent society raised a generation of individuals who lack resilience is challenged by the notion that preceding generations have instead nurtured a culture that present generations are now experiencing in full flower, a …

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