The money, job, marriage myth: are you happy yet?
The Guardian · 1/6/19
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  • jamie - 2 months ago
    Dolan had some good points. There is however a boushie feel to this piece, an arrogance that at times made me feel uncomfortable. Optimum happiness comes with working 21 to 30 hours a week, that seems easy enough. This elitest type of group thought is disturbing, what percentage of the work force actually can decide they only want to work 21 to 30 hours a week. Possibly volunteers or artists or the academics but not the general employed population. Dolans path to happiness is just not available to most. The portion on marriage again felt like he was poking his finger at the masses and it didn't feel attached to reality. OH and his white glasses are silly and screaming " Look at me, I am not you!"
  • joanne - 2 months ago
    P. Dolan makes a lot of sense. It does seem like marriage is out-dated or at least the thought of happily ever after is a fallacy. I like the idea of congratulating people on their divorce rather than expressing some sort of shame. The only thing I didn't agree with was a lawyer having more societal clout than a florist. Owning a florist requires entrepreneurial skills, creativity and working under extreme pressure. We don't value creativity and hopefully that will begin to change because if you do decide on marriage, creativity is essential. It's a good read especially if you're thinking of marriage.
  • johncamera - 2 months ago
    Agreed, solid thinking and writing.
  • bill - 2 months ago
    10 out of 10