Cross posted from The Think Tank.
This is a blog about work life.
As a kid in the 80’s, futurologists predicted a coming generational war between baby boomers hitting retirement and my generation (Gen X) and the next (Millenials). This war would be a series of escalating battles fought on the ballot box over the removal of depression-era social contracts such as Social Security.
Ignoring the obvious absurdity of a generation of “slackers” and “hipsters” combining forces to wage war against our own parents, the need was nullified because previous generations delayed retirement and work in retirement while our generation redefines success in work to be more than a race for economic rewards.
We went to war, not with each other, but with the traditional meaning of success and failure, of reward and punishment, of life and work.
This wrongness is no more evident evident in “work life.”