Are we in the era of anti-ambition?
23 Jun 2022
Are we in the era of anti-ambition?

As Gen Zers enter the workforce and burnt-out Gen Yers recalibrate their priorities, a new culture is emerging around work – one that values rest, appreciates idleness, and would rather be happy than industrious. Could this shift in approach mark a new era of anti-ambition?

Jenny Ann Holden

Jenny Ann Holden has a graduate degree in studies in policy and practice. Her professional background includes social impact innovation, non-profit management, curriculum development, grant writing, social activism, and research. She is an interdisciplinary artist, somatic practitioner, poet, and photographer.

Dimitrios Tsatiris

Dr. Dimitrios Tsatiris is a practising board-certified psychiatrist and clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at Northeast Ohio Medical University. He studies the interface of anxiety and achievement and writes the popular Psychology Today blog ‘Anxiety in High Achievers’.

Adrienne Matei

Adrienne Matei is a journalist for publications including the New York Times, Bon Appetit, Vanity Fair, The Globe, and The Guardian. She writes about the intersection of online and offline culture from Gen Zer Tik Tok trends to the digital afterlife.