American culture at large is no stranger to a Puritan work ethic

American culture at large is no stranger to a Puritan work ethic, and that labor fanaticism is magnified all the more so in the startup “community” through legends of all-nighters and weeks spent sleeping under desks. Get over the guilt and bullshit, and realize that you’ll be happier, healthier, and more productive if you manage work time on your terms.

Alex Payne — Staying Healthy and Sane At a Startup