In The New York Times, Ginia Bellafante does one of those cultural criticism rants. The focus is on the current work ethos.
Work has mutated into 21st century entertainment. We work. Therefore, we have earned the right to have fun.
The symbol of that is startup WeWork's taking over the space which used to be the iconic store Lord & Taylor. Probably small law firms and solos will lease there. Co-working is more fun than the isolation of a home office.
Of course, some lawyers are old enough to recall: During the Christmas holiday season, The Must was going into Manhattan to view the Christmas scenes the store featured in its windows. Then we shopped. And shopped.
Back then, cultural critics disparaged us for the shopping ethos. We were shallow creatures for using shopping to make us feel whole or better or important or even middle-class.
The new movement should be against all those cultural critics. The title for that can be Leave Us Alone (LUA). So what that I like to work way too much.
It's a miracle that I can find work. For that, I am grateful.
In fact, what I'm working on this weekend (instead of shopping for a winter coat) are whitepapers on reductions-in-force (layoffs) in other nations.
In addition, I observe what tends to happen to human beings who have been without work. One wonders if they ever were interesting people. When I spot them in the common areas of my residential development, I lead my dog in the opposite direction.
The mission of LUA would be to empower every resident of the United States to have the absolute right to live our little lives as we choose (as long as choices aren't illegal or unethical). Someone wants to Save The Store. Fine. I will leave that person alone. And that person better not tell anyone of us that we need "balance."
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