July 31, 2006

The silent revolution

From The New York Times, quote of the day:

Alan Beggerow, an unemployed steelworker, on why he has not found another job:

"I have come to realize that my free time is worth a lot to me."
"Millions of men like Mr. Beggerow — men in the prime of their lives, between 30 and 55 — have dropped out of regular work."

Perhaps men are finally figuring out that there is more to life than being "the breadwinner" and that "bringing home the bacon" isn't nearly as much fun as the alternatives.

Tch, tch - who let that secret out of the bag? This quiet movement has significant implications.

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