You see a lot of pining nowadays for the glorious days of full employment. I get it. Believe me, I really get it! But it’s not coming back….ever. You can only be the 1940’s roughly 70 years ago, and a lot of cliches about water have gone under cliched bridges since. Let me stress two things though: It wasn’t that hot back then (you’re a woman who wants to be a CEO and not a mom? Tough rocks for you!), but more importantly, we’re in the unbelievably great position of creating a whole new future, for ourselves, our children, the world. Somewhere in my Nietzsche corpus he has a beautiful aphorism about “we” are in the most enviable position in history, even greater than the Greeks of Homer. (Nietzschean breathern help me out!)
Where ever we end up, we’ve got greater control of our fate than we realize.