Subject: A New Paradigm – Partners – in a Newly Structured Socio-Economic Framework
Our socio-economic model of how a family spends its time and meets its needs – really – is terribly outdated and out of whack!
No wonder the divorce rate has skyrocketed and our children are more and more withdrawn … . Consider these numbers:
In a typical nuclear family
A man works 40 – 80+ hours – outside the home, buried under stress;
A woman works 40 – 80+ Hours in and outside the home.
Each become isolated in their roles … their lives get out of sync
… all these converging forces (and more) have worked to sink the family unit.
Divorce, and worse, has spread like cancers across the country.
That gives way to a broken system – not marriage, it is not broken, nor is the concept of the natural family unit …but the entire socio- economic paradigm of old is broken and it has beaten down the natural family like a hammer.
I have a suggestion … .
A New Paradigm – Partners – in a Newly Structured Socio-Economic Framework
Our economy no longer needs a man or woman at work for 8-12 hours a day and 5,6, & 7 days a week. That schedule is pure greed and nonsense – it was a result of unique economic times that no longer exist. A man, in the right economy, ought to easily earn enough dollars to support a family, and plan for the future – with decreased hours on the job [whatever the job is] … . Period.
Let’s move to half those hours, half those days … and let people live their lives!
This simple, possible, change will allow for men to turn greatly needed mental and physical energies – toward their family, their wives, and children. I cannot see how any thinking man or woman in the 21st century would not agree and support this notion.
Plus, it can be structured so that ‘business’ doesn’t take too big a ‘hit’ in profit; productivity can remain high. It’s really a practical and plausible idea.
It won’t change the world, but it seems wise to provide the means for a man to be more of a partner in the fullness of his family – not just a ‘bread winner’; a new paradigm [even if you don’t like my example] can allow men to invest so much more time in their families!
Clearly, some have lost sight of the value, for all society, of the family in the normal and traditional sense; after all, it did build this country [and most of the world].
Men and women no longer need to work sun up to sun down to feed their family; it’s just a fact [here in the U.S.].
So, I believe there is great benefit for our Country in taking a step back to re-examine our needs verses our values in this new world, and recognize that we can greatly benefit from rebuilding, strengthening, the nuclear family.
It’s time to allow husbands and wives – the time – to be better parents, and the children to experience that blessing … it’s time to allow (again) women the time to be better wives and mothers … for men to be better husbands and fathers – … it’s time to strengthen the most important and precious miracles we have in this world – our families.
The rest will fall into place.
I’m just sayin’ … .