- A Wall Street Journal interview with New York University marketing professor Scott Galloway has gone viral on TikTok.
- Galloway said people should only use it to sleep at home and pursue success outdoors the rest of the time.
- TikTokers rejected the advice and instead used audio to show off their home interiors.
In pursuit of success, TikTokers are defying professors’ advice to limit their time at home to seven hours a day, and are instead giving tours of their cozy interiors.
On May 24, The Wall Street Journal posted a video on its TikTok account featuring portions of an interview with New York University marketing professor Scott Galloway.
In the 14-second clip, which was part of a longer conversation about work-life balance and “the impact of technology on young people’s emotional intelligence,” Galloway talks about how young people should spend their personal time, according to WSJ. I gave some advice on this. time.
“You should never be at home,” Galloway said in the video. “You only get seven hours of sleep at home, and that’s it. The amount of time you spend at home is inversely proportional to your professional and romantic success. You need to get out of the house.”
The video, taken at a WSJ CEO Council event in May, has been viewed more than 9.2 million times and generated more than 28,300 comments, most likely rejecting the proposal.
“One of my measures of success is how long I can stay at home without talking or seeing other people,” one viewer wrote in the top comment, with more than 19,300 “good” comments. Nee!” was obtained.
They also wrote that the idea of paying for a place to live and then spending only seven hours a day at home made little sense to them, since the outside world was pretty expensive and so was rent. There were many people. Others commented that the advice was not realistic because they would have been working from home for longer than that period anyway and would not want to go out and socialize after that.
Since the video was shared to TikTok, more than 200 people have posted replies using Galloway’s words as background audio, emphasizing the haven of their hearts they seem unlikely to leave. did.
One of the most popular examples, posted by a TikToker named @lexie.lah, features a six-second montage of a bedroom, with over 1.4 million views and a line below the original video. We received over 320 comments reflecting similar points raised. Many added that this advice is suitable for extroverts and would prefer to stay at home rather than follow it.
This concept seems likely to be generational. Various studies published in the late 2010s show that young people are increasingly choosing to spend more time at home, and this trend is often driven by the need to go out due to advances in technology. This is believed to be because sex is kept to a minimum and most things can be done from the comfort of the sofa. In a post-pandemic world, most young people will be very used to being away for long periods of time, and more likely than ever to do their work from home, so Galloway’s advice may not be completely spot-on. Of course there is. he hoped.
But when it comes to relationships, Gen Z seems to be finding love within their friend groups, as more Americans report having negative experiences using dating apps, says Business. Insider previously reported.
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