counterculture movement and is actively suppressed by the Chinese government, which heavily censors content about it on the Chinese internet.\r\n\r\nThe <em>lying flat<\/em> movement is sometimes noted for its parallels to the <a href=https://www.dictionary.com/"https:////www.dictionary.com//e//politics//antiwork///">antiwork <\/em><\/a>movement centered in the U.S., whose members aspire to stop working or work as little as possible, often as part of a rejection of the exploitation they believe is inherent in capitalist and industrial systems.\r\n\r\nAs awareness of both movements grew in 2021 and early 2022, both came to be frequently discussed in relation to the <a href=https://www.dictionary.com/"https:////www.dictionary.com//e//historical-current-events//great-resignation///">Great Resignation<\/a>, the widespread trend of workers quitting their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The trend is thought to be the result of many different factors, notably workers\u2019 dissatisfaction with current working conditions and personal reassessments of career and lifestyle due to the changes and hardships of the pandemic. However, in many cases, many of those resigning were in fact moving on to new jobs. In contrast, many members of the <em>antiwork <\/em>and <em>lying flat<\/em> movements aspire to leave the workforce altogether."},"categories":{},"excerpt":""}"/>

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