Does your work define your identity? I think this is true for are many Americans, especially men. There’s a great article in The Atlantic that makes this argument.
Here’s a portion from under the heading: The Gospel of Work
The decline of traditional faith in America has coincided with an explosion of new atheisms. Some people worship beauty, some worship political identities, and others worship their children. But everybody worships something. And workism is among the most potent of the new religions competing for congregants.
What is workism? It is…