Despite the political rancor that dominates the news and seeps into our cognitive, communicative and emotive experience, it is important to remember that we are all Americans and we share the right and the burden of autonomy and life.
Autonomy and life is a performance and more than that, it is an enterprise. In recent years, this American enterprise has been described by some as a life-long, risk-taking, entrepreneurial venture. Why? Because the extremely rapid pace of change that now characterizes working life in America demands that each of us be prepared to refocus, reeducate, retrain, rebrand, readapt and recover repeatedly over the course of a lifetime. This applies to employer and employee alike as well as to the parents and teachers who must introduce young adults to the parameters of the demand.