The Renaissance professional may be on the way back. All those years of narrow specialization, such as in law, have created millions of people who are having a terrible time trying to make a living. Once ousted from their niche - or sometimes a niche within a niche - they view themselves as unable to do anything else.
Well, one woman who avoided that fate is VV Brown. In the April 2010 edition of OUT, she's interviewed by Joseph Hassan. The piece starts out with:
"I was going to do law at Oxford, but they make robots."
Her family in the UK encouraged her to do many things. To drink of life deeply. She was obedient. Her debut album is "Traveling Like the Light." She also has created her own fashion line VV Vintage and does modeling. On the side she's finishing up a political graphic novel THE CITY OF ABACUS.
Perhaps she might come to the U.S. and tell her story to unhappy and/or unemployed lawyers. Law doesn't cotton to anyone who yearns for more than being a robot.