Kudos to whoever authored this.
(Disclaimer: this is not my creation, though I endorse the thoughts!
It came to me in a chain mail and I could not resist posting it on the blog
From then an age of scarcity (we had the incentive to value the few things that we got as precious,
including our first job, which perhaps remains the only job we ever took up!) to now an age of abundance
(plentiful to choose from, nothing is too precious, everyone and everything is in touch and within reach to
the middle class - there is just no incentive to value anything).
Some feel we have lost our moorings!
But what the hell – some think this is Progress!
(a core characteristic of the 70's middle class).