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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Popular culture and social media has made failure into a status symbol, but usually presents failing as an egalitarian stepping stone to entail success. Almost like a rite of passage. David Zahl points out that this cultural tendency to gloss over failure as a stepping stone to success short-changes the suffering of those who fail, …

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