We’ve been reading, watching, and listening to a rising tide of reporting on emerging cultural trends that have shaped Pattern’s perspective. We'll be sharing content here that we feel is shaping a generational conversation.
I couldn’t figure out why small, straightforward tasks on my to-do list felt so impossible. The answer is both more complex and far simpler than I expected.
The pursuit of excellence has infiltrated and corrupted the world of leisure.
For the college-educated elite, work has morphed into a religious identity—promising transcendence and community, but failing to deliver.
Nothing is harder to do these days than nothing. But in a world where our value is determined by our 24/7 data productivity . . . doing nothing may be our most important form of resistance.
Jocelyn K. Glei on our obsession with getting things done, and how a more “tender discipline” can unlock clarity and creativity.
The large amount of time adolescents spend interacting with electronic devices may have direct links to unhappiness.
Millennials have been stereotyped as lazy, entitled, narcissistic, and immature. We've gotten so used to sloppy generational analysis filled with dumb clichés about young people that we've lost sight of what really unites Millennials.
BuzzFeed’s Anne Helen Petersen on errand paralysis, fake burnout cures, and why we’re all obsessed with being better workers.