Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Delayed Life Transitions

Brian The Experience Designer is thinking about Delayed Life Transitions, which is a really nice descriptive label for many of the issues I've been touching on here: delayed adolescence, twixters, yeppies, college degrees as the new high school diploma, couples delaying parenthood, later (or no) retirement, later marriage, etc. He expands on some ideas we chatted about over here recently as well:
"While people still do have children during their (supposed) years of highest production, these children often spend more time in daycare centres than family environments. The parents are often driven by a two-income lifestyle that fragments their family time into discrete pieces. The idea of quality time it seems to me is really a retrieval of the desire to belong, and possibly an excuse for not belonging enough."

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