Today’s Word: burnout

August 17, 2017 =========

☆  burnout  燃え尽き症候群


Today’s word is a noun, but you could also separate the words, to “burn out” which means that you make yourself exhausted or ill by working too hard. So, the noun, then, is the state of “burnout” where you are exhausted or ill as you have worked too hard.

Have you ever experienced burnout? How or why did it happen? Was it due to working too hard at your job or at home? You can also experience burnout just from having too much to do in general. Do young people – as in school age kids – in Japan experience burnout? I imagine their schedules are so hectic, with school and after school clubs or cram school to go to, it wouldn’t be unusual to suffer burnout, right?