In our current landscape, it's a valid question to ask. What does it mean to pursue a career? In the world of COVID-19, the definitions seem to be up in the air. On one side, there are 'careerists', a term with often negative implications used to describe those who care only about climbing the professional ladder more than the jobs themselves. On the other, there are those who simply "are fed up with their jobs, and they’re quitting in droves." In this instalment of Galaxy Brain, Charlie Warzel takes a deep dive into the latter, asking questions to fully understand what the drive behind this recent but rapidly growing line of thinking is.