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MathematicianFashion66 karma

After a lifetime of expectation to overachieve, is it ever really possible to be "just okay" at your job - showing up at 8, going home at 5, doing your job and what is asked of you, but not going above and beyond? This would presumably leave a lot of brain-space for hobbies and the nice things that alleviate burnout, but in a world where cutthroat capitalism could mean that doing the bare minimum gets you fired or puts you on a career path you're not happy about, how do we make that choice?