#HustleCulture is for the Weak

Life & Work

I write to you from in front of a beautiful full window scene at my in-laws’ house in the hills of Pennsylvania.

The only thing that could make the scene more beautiful would be the inclusion of soft, glistening snow. And while it isn’t on the forecast, I find myself holding out hope for before the week draws to a close.

I didn’t get much sleep last night, so after Christmas morning festivities, I spent more time than I care to admit scrolling through X just to stay awake.

What I saw was not terribly surprising, but it was a little sad.

It’s not as though people aren’t allowed to have things to say on Christmas. They are. After all, I’m writing right now. I don’t mind someone posting on social media during this time.

What saddened me was those wearing their badge of honor about how hard they worked today, how they woke up before everyone else so they could get their work done for the day, etc. And I do—I admire the spirit and the drive.

But in my view, that’s the “easy” thing to do. The weak dude works on Christmas because “gotta do what you gotta do, bro.” Keep in mind I am not talking about people who have jobs that, unfortunately, must work on Christmas Day.

I’m talking about the dude making $9.60/month being a content creator who’s trying to get to $10.

Stop it. Take Christmas off.

In today’s world, the strong man dares to take a day off and spend time with his family. The strong man dares to put away the distractions and focus on the things that matter most. The strong man can move his gaze away from the material things of the world, and for even one day, fix it upon the Savior of the world and the many blessings he’s been given by God.

I ain’t perfect. Never claimed to be. This is something I, too, am striving for. And I needed the reminder. Maybe you do too.

Be the strong man.

Dec 25, 2023

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