This morning I read an article in the March issue of The Atlantic magazine about unemployment. A friend sent it to me over the weekend, but this morning provided the best opportunity to really delve into the article. It’s long — 4 pages of online text — and offers a lot of statements to consider.
[So I had to turn off the TV to turn on my focus and determine that it was an important article for me to read.]
The thesis is that a sustained environment of joblessness and underemployment has the ability to change the fabric of our social and moral fabric. And not always is the change for the betterment of individuals, families, neighborhoods,
BUT silver linings are present.
I found it to be an awareness-provoking read — in part because it mirrored several of my previously underdeveloped private thoughts.
I also considered it to be both a call to action:
TO THICKEN THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE SILVER LINING
and a reminder:
EVERYTHING IS NOT PERMAMENT; GET COMFORTABLE WITH CHANGE.
If you’re interested in reading the article (I’m actually going to print it so that I can take some notes the next time I read it) it can be found here.