THE TREND OF "ROTTING IN BED" (TIKTOK)
With nearly 305 million views of this trend on TikTok, "rotting in bed" seems to be one of Gen Z's preferred methods of self-care. Although it sounds extreme, more and more young people are adopting the trend of lying in bed for long periods of time during the day – beyond the usual night or afternoon sleep. That is, they choose to be lazy.
It doesn't matter what you do while lying in bed, the trend calls for just lying on it and resting. Some "rot in bed" while watching Netflix, eating junk or just staring at the ceiling, while others use their extra bed time for a face mask, sleeping on silk sheets and meditating.
Yes. It's something that really happens
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Proponents of the trend argue that "rotting in bed" is a great way to restore both physical and mental health, whether people are recovering from a cold, a busy week or getting drunk. Although people have always preferred to stay in bed for long periods of time, many Gen Zers point out that today it's a more casual option and it should be a necessary, guilt-free action to freshen up and recharge — even if it's not just on the weekend.
TikTok user @g0bra77y shared a video that has amassed more than 1.4 million views in which she said: "Who the hell likes to rot in their bed???" - before pointing to herself. This video, like many others on the subject, generated a lot of reactions. "I wish it was acceptable to tell people it's my hobby," one wrote, while another added: "I feel like my goal in this life is to rot in different places. My bed, hotel bed, beach, hammock, etc. I came to this world to lie down and rot." "It's definitely my favorite activity," concluded another.
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What do you say?
Rot in bed
Sick about it!
What is this nonsense?!
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"It's ruining your future"
Scott Galloway, a professor of marketing at New York University's Stern School of Business, said at the Wall Street Journal CEO's Council Summit that "working from home hinders career growth and romantic opportunities." He explained in a video shared on TikTok: "You don't have to stay home. That's what I tell young people. The house is designed for 7 hours of sleep and that's it. The amount of time you spend at home is inversely correlated with your professional and romantic success. You need to get out of the house. Evidence suggests that people who work outside the home have higher success rates."
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A paper published last month by economists at Harvard, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the University of Iowa highlighted the problem that remote workers receive less feedback on their work compared to their colleagues working in the office.
The economists analyzed virtual communications from software engineers at Fortune 500 and found that when engineers physically came to offices, they received 23% more feedback on their work than engineers who worked in remote teams. "Personal relationships are important when it comes to career progression," Galloway previously told CNN when discussing the downsides of social distancing. "If you're young and ambitious, go to the office. Your career path is based in no small part on relationships in the office. There are two or three suitable people for each position and the person who decides who gets the promotion will choose the person with whom he has the best relationship. The office is great for creating relationships. Don't give it up," he added.
- Work from home
- Generation Z