Hustle Porn or Hustle Culture is a reality for most of the millennials today. The hustle culture is all about being a part of the 5 am club and sleeping in late after a day of grinding.

It is about getting through the day with multiple cups of coffee or green tea coupled with a rise and grind attitude.

The Hustle Porn actually means you never take a break and manage multiple passions in a day and if you do not have a ‘Passion’ or a ‘True Calling’ then good luck, you can never join the club.

The club strips a human of identity and actually reduces his/her self worth to certain numbers.

Surprisingly, the glorification of success has caused a lot of people wanting to join this club.

No one today wants to come off as an idle lazy ass and hence they try to strive to display their productive self through Instagram posts and highlights.

Leave alone sharing motivational quotes on social media, I have even spotted people wearing t-shirts with ‘No Excuses’ and ‘Winner Attitude’.

The toxicity of this culture is widespread and rarely does anyone not measure themselves by their productivity.

The culture has caused us to feel anxious and exhausted all the time, ‘the go hard or go home attitude’ has caused one to feel guilty during moments of rejuvenation.

The culture doesn’t believe in having hobbies just for fun or having a day off. It has made us all chase a dream which was not even ours in the first place.


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I often wonder, what truly is the way out of the Hustle Club that I didn’t even choose to be a part of or if there is actually a way out of it. Is this how we as humans are supposed to live?

To grind without respite and to overwork our bodies till they begin to give up on us. There has to be some key out of this locked state of being.

After some deep pondering, I discovered that the way out of the club, the key actually lies within me.

Excuse me if my words sounded too philosophical or straight out of an Imtiaz Ali movie, but the key is actually to spend time reflecting on our personal values.

To free ourselves from the Hustle Porn and to prevent our self worth from being crushed any further due to this, we have to find out what our true values are.

We have to accept that true peace lies in living simply and that our self-worth is not measured by our productivity, but by the value, we add to the lives of the people around us.

The cycle of hustle may be hard to break away from, but the comfort that comes in taking frequent breaks to rejuvenate and time off to enjoy the little things in life will be worth the effort.


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Sources: New York Times


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