The future eventually arrives.
The No Life Crisis is typically suffered by parents who left having kids until late in life – and these days, with more mums in their 40s than teens, this is only set to grow.
I’ll admit, I’m one of them. A former magazine editor who used to burn the candle so far at both ends there was nothing left, I, like millions of others, waited until my late 30s before beginning parenthood. Now, I have a feeling I’m more of a domestic servant and wage-earning vehicle than a human being with time for actual interests of my own.
I usually don't put much stock in psychology, but this story seems plausible to me.
I don't know, but I'm sure there are many doctoral dissertations waiting to be written.
"Forget The Red Sports Car. The Midlife Crisis Is A Myth".
But we have to share our stories no matter how dreadful we feel because a good personal story makes a complex concept such as socialism easy to understand; it sparks people's emotions and keeps them engaged; it inspires empathy and action. Maya Angelou once said, “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
So if you are a survivor of socialism, whether from the former Soviet Union, China, Cuba or Venezuela, speak up and share your stories.
Interesting look at how some people choose well during a crisis.
Well, of course.
Laughter and smiles transcend barriers of age, language and culture, and babies know this better than anyone. They don’t speak our language. They don’t share our culture; and they are at least a generation younger than us. All the same, we can easily share a laugh.
Virginia Heffernan asks a good question:
They’re boring. They’re useless. Everyone hates them. So why can’t we stop having meetings?
The only explanation I've seen that makes sense is that the third assertion is untrue: a lot of people like meetings. Some because they're friendly and extroverted. Some because they like to hear themselves talk. And some because they feel that however bad meetings are they're better than actual work.