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Is Burnout a Generational Issue or a Class Issue?

January 8th, 2019 | 5 min read

By Jake Meador

If you haven’t yet, please do read Anne Helen Peterson’s excellent Buzzfeed essay on millennials and burnout.

My first reaction to the essay was to agree with nearly every word of it and pass it on to others. But after having a day to think on it, I started to have another reaction: I’m not sure that Peterson, for all the excellent work she did describing the experience and explanation for burnout, actually knows who it is she’s writing about.

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Jake Meador

Jake Meador is the editor-in-chief of Mere Orthodoxy. He is a 2010 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he studied English and History. He lives in Lincoln, NE with his wife Joie, their daughter Davy Joy, and sons Wendell, Austin, and Ambrose. Jake's writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Commonweal, Christianity Today, Fare Forward, the University Bookman, Books & Culture, First Things, National Review, Front Porch Republic, and The Run of Play and he has written or contributed to several books, including "In Search of the Common Good," "What Are Christians For?" (both with InterVarsity Press), "A Protestant Christendom?" (with Davenant Press), and "Telling the Stories Right" (with the Front Porch Republic Press).