Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Failure to Launch - Part 2

Robert FULFORD of National Post wrote this piece entitled "The Teen-ification of manhood" which addresses delayed adulthood and the reluctance to accept the responsibilities of maturity - the lagging final installment of a series in triggered by new book "10 Reasons not to have Kids" .

He recounts some of his own adolescence development and states:

"It's hard to remember that, in previous eras, young people longed to escape their parents and set up on their own." and "What are we without real and urgent responsibility? Small and insignificant, useless.”
He concludes that:
"we made a terrible mistake by belittling the value of craftsmanship and manual labour" and suggests we "revive our ancient belief in “work that is meaningful because it is genuinely useful.”

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