As we are at the end of a year I find it appropriate to think about age and ageing. In many ways this leads to thinking about work, as of being part of the work force.
As we in the western hemisphere tends to get older and older we’re also supposed to keep on working. As the number of jobs actually available don’t increase this means a lot of young/er people not getting a foot in. The consequence of this is a lot of people not seeing themselves to have a future inside the established economy.
How will that affect our society?
(Not mentioning the fact that a lot of people don’t want to go on working – a lot of us would like to be able to work less, thankyouverymuch, if it wasn’t for the need to pay our bills and for the simple fact money buys things we want.)
(Not mentioning the fact, either, that growing older and older is not necessarily a good thing – those of us not going with cancer are doomed to a life of slowly failing bodies, at the mercy of relatives and the community. A prolonged pain, for certain.)