• Do we need an antidote to perfectionism? | Oliver Burkeman

    14 days ago - By The Guardian

    It's a recipe for being a miserable high achiever, or worse: some studies suggest it's actually an obstacle to high achievement According to a spate of recent reports , perfectionism is on the rise , especially among young people. This is a very bad thing - perfectionism is linked to anxiety, depression and many other problems - but the silver lining is that we're no longer talking as if it were something to be proud of. For those coming of age in a winner-takes-all economy, where flawless success seems like the only viable alternative to penury, perfectionism is an entirely forgivable...
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