[internetworkers] One more whack at the dead horse...
michael at czeiszperger.org
Mon Apr 18 14:34:57 EDT 2005
On Apr 18, 2005, at 2:18 PM, Jim Allman wrote:
> I too would be interested to see if someone's managed to rank
> different types of family in utilitarian terms. Or perhaps we could
> skip the generalizations about "typical" families of any stripe, and
> just reward positive behaviors. But what? Raising successful,
> self-sufficient children seems pretty rewarding already, and vice
In my experience the long rants about the dissolution of the family has
more to do with independence and mobility. 100 years ago it was a lot
more difficult to just pick up and move somewhere, and people tended to
stay in one spot, along with the rest of the family. Now its
relatively easy to move your family anywhere, so extended families get
scattered all over the country making it a lot more difficult to give
assistance to family members in need. In fact, with the job situation
today, where whole industries change rapidly with globalization, moving
for job reasons has become practically a requirement.
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