Thousands of working people around the world burnout every day. Burnout occurs when you work your fingers to the bone. No, that's not quite right. Burnout occurs when you work so hard you fry your brain to a cinder. There’s ample neuroscience that explores burnout.
Albert Camus, was an Algerian-French Philosopher who won the Nobel prize for literature in 1957. Many considered Camus an existentialist, a philosophy which explores the meaning, value and purpose of human existence in a world that doesn’t give a fig. He, on the other hand, considered himself an absurdist, a subtly different philosophy, which argues the universe is irrational and meaningless.
So, what does Camus have to do with burnout? It turns out, Camus had a lot of ideas pertaining to work-life balance. You may not like what he had to say, though.