Prince Harry believes it is important for people to work at jobs that they enjoy and that leaving a miserable career is good for one’s mental health.
During a recent interview with Fast Company magazine, the Duke of Sussex — who quit his own job as a senior member of the British royal family in 2021 — said that job resignations during the pandemic “aren’t all bad.”
“In fact, it is a sign that with self-awareness comes the need for change,” the 37-year-old ex-royal said while promoting his mental health-focused startup BetterUp. “Many people around the world have been stuck in jobs that didn’t bring them joy, and now they’re putting their mental health and happiness first. This is something to be celebrated.”
Harry added that the horde of people who left their jobs amid the pandemic inspired a much-needed cultural shift.
“While on the surface it looks like these last couple of years brought all these issues to the foreground, the reality is these struggles and issues have been brewing for quite some time. We’re just at the beginning of the mental health awakening,” he said. “This work has never been more important because people are finally paying attention, and a big component of this mission is building awareness and continuing to pioneer the conversation.”
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