A professor has sparked a debate between Gen Z and Millennials by saying that young people should “never be home” if they want to be successful.
this week, the wall street journal shared a TikTok video of his conversation with Scott Galloway, a marketing professor at New York University Stern School of Business. pro g pod podcast.
in the clip, which was filmed in wall street journal CEO Council Summit on 24 May, Galloway said: “You should never be at home. That’s what I tell young people. Home is for seven hours of sleep and that’s it.”
He continued: “The amount of time you spend at home is inversely related to your success – professionally and romantically. You need to be out of the house.
The video, which has been viewed over 4 million times, sparked a debate in the comments section. Many claimed that his comments were “out of touch” due to the number of people now working from home following the worldwide pandemic.
“Such a privileged perspective and not attainable in this economy,” said a TikTok user.
“Out of reach. Totally,” said the other person.
“Remote worker here who makes $300,000 and is married with a kid. Haven’t been out in a week,” wrote a third TikToker.
Others pointed to the rising cost of living and inflation, making it difficult to enjoy things outside the home without spending a fortune.
“But outside is expensive,” said one person, while another commented: “I’m paying $1900 a month for this house, I’m spending every minute here!!”
“I’d pay this rent to never be at home again,” said someone else. “I’ll enjoy all the comforts of being at home.”
However, some people note that there are plenty of things to do outside that don’t burn a hole in your pocket.
One person wrote, “You guys are f***ing weird, that’s not saying anything that crazy.” “Literally just go to the park, library, plaza, street, mall or any big place.”
Another said: “Go outside, go jogging, have a picnic (food from home), play some soccer, take a hike. People don’t need to spend money to go out. Make memories
in one Instagram post, Galloway shared the viral clip from their conversation Wall Street Journal, As he clarified his comments about never being home in an Instagram caption.
“Yeah, I said it. If you’re a young person, get out there. Talk to people. Risk awkwardness, embarrassment and rejection. Mix with people your age, older people, younger people,” he wrote Although Galloway acknowledged that he is also an “introvert”, he said that being out and talking in groups would help “build friendships” and allow for “career success”.
Nearly three years after the Covid-19 pandemic forced many offices to switch to remote working recently Study A Pew Research Center study found that nearly a third of employees with remote jobs have opted to work from home all the time.
Although the number of people working from home has gradually decreased over the past three years, many employees have settled into hybrid work – working from home some days of the week and from the office on other days. The March survey found that 41 percent of jobs that can be done remotely are working hybrid schedules.
However, nearly a third of people working hybrid schedules said they would prefer to work from home all the time if they had the choice.
Meanwhile, the cost of living in the United States has become increasingly more expensive amid rising inflation levels. In New York City, half of working-age households do not earn enough money to meet basic needs, according to an April 2023 report by the Fund for New York City.
In Britain, inflation fell to 8.7 percent in April from 10.1 percent in the previous month.
Independent TechRepublic has contacted Scott Galloway for comment.