The "Big Quit" and our Cultural Search for Meaning

handing in a resignation letter, why people are quitting their job

As more than a few observers have pointed out, “the Great Resignation” isn’t just a search for a better job. What we are witnessing is part of our culture’s search for deeper meaning. Studies suggest that rising rates of “burnout,” such as exhaustion, stress, and overall dissatisfaction across workplace sectors, are leading workers to quit.