Young Entrepreneurs...True Lifestylists
I was critical of Jeremy Rifkin in a previous post because he discounted the value of people creating their own work, taking temporary jobs, contracts, consulting gigs and setting up their own one-person shops. He did talk quite a lot about the rising number of temp workers, but only in negative terms, implying that people would only go that route out of dire necessity. I think the next generation is unlikely to feel the same way, particularly in creative and tech fields. Will Pate's post about The Entrepreneurial Generation got me thinking about that again, and the post he linked to had a great quote:
"What all of these guys have in common, besides the fact that I'm insanely jealous of them, is that they see life as an entrepreneurial endeavor. The whole concept of work/life balance is unnecessary, because the two have merged."