Renowned rapper, J. Cole recently expressed his envy towards individuals who do not possess a strong vision, and instead live peaceful lives in contentment with where they are. The rapper shared his views on hustle culture during an interview on a popular podcast.
According to J. Cole, society has instilled the idea that everyone should have a clear goal and be constantly working towards it at all times. He believes this mentality is responsible for individuals always chasing the next big thing rather than taking time to appreciate what they already have.
In contrast, he admires people who don't have such strong visions and are satisfied with their current situation in life. He explains that these people tend to live more peacefully since they aren't consumed by constant ambition and the need for success.
"Sometimes I'm envious of them because there's something beautiful about being at peace," said J.Cole during the podcast interview.
J.Cole's comments come as no surprise given his well-known reputation for promoting self-improvement through hard work and dedication in many of his songs over the years.
While hustle culture can motivate individuals to work towards achieving their goals, it's important to remember that contentment is equally valuable when considering overall wellbeing.
As fans continue to admire him for speaking candidly about societal pressures around success, we can only hope that more artists will follow suit in acknowledging the value of inner peace amidst our never-ending pursuit of greatness.