No Time to Lose: A Search for Work / Life Balance


A link I neglected to post earlier.. . by notimetolose
November 1, 2010, 9:56 am
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This reached my inbox via Abby some time ago, but didn’t make it to the blog because I was waiting until I could bring myself to preface it with some commentary. After so many months (many, many month) I find the concept of Family 360 no less repugnant and I figure I’ll just leave the link for someone else to find and comment on.

Example of what is so repugnant:

“The strains within today’s families are taking a serious toll, not only on families themselves, but on workplace productivity and effectiveness.”

All I really have to say is:  “screw workplace productivity” because, when it comes down to it, making money for other people is hardly worth this type of sacrifice.

According to Wikipedia, in the United States at the end of 2001, 10% of the population owned 71% of the wealth and the top 1% owned 38%. On the other hand, the bottom 40% owned less than 1% of the nation’s wealth.[14] It also reports that a  2006 study by the Federal Reserve System shows that, from 1989 to 2004, the distribution in the United States had been changing with indications there was a greater concentration of wealth held by the top 10% and top 1% of the population.[1]

With this in mind, why should anyone focus on fitting their personal life into a business paradigm? Its not going to offer any gain, whatsoever. Instead, we should focus on having a better life. And, if that means spending time with family on terms that are mutually beneficial to all family members without intervention by an employer, then surely that will be more fulfilling and worthwhile.

Here, follow this link and be grossed out even more: http://www.family360.com

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