Collegeville Connections: The End of Burnout
Through research on the science, culture, and philosophy of burnout, Malesic explores the gap between our vocation and our jobs, and between the ideals we have for work and the reality of what we have to do. He eschews the usual prevailing wisdom in confronting burnout (“Learn to say no!” “Practice mindfulness!”) to examine how our jobs have been constructed as a symbol of our value and our total identity. He argues that can look to communities of monks, intense hobbyists, and artists with disabilities to see the possibilities for resisting a “total work” environment and the paths to recognizing the dignity of workers and non-workers alike.
Malesic, Jonathan; Durand, Carla; and Bussie, Jacqueline, "Collegeville Connections: The End of Burnout" (2022). Collegeville Institute Lectures. 59.