identity, no longer defined by our profession, eludes us

On our sense of self (identity) and how it eludes many of us in the middle class.

An intriguing perspective, one that I’m still digesting.

The final thought:

People once defined themselves by their job, church, nation and family. But in these secular, jobless, globalised times when ever more of us live alone, we are no longer very sure who we are.

More than just our insecure jobs define us, of course, but the points are worth considering. I also found this one intriguing:

The fastest way to feminise a profession is to reduce pay.

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