Maybe the most neurosis-inducing aspect of modern life is the endemic alienation. Society is built upon it. Work life is separate from Home life is separate from school life. Parents are alienated from children, Spouses from one another, the person from the community, the worker from the means of production, the human from the earth. I suppose we call it a work life balance these days.
I imagine that feeling this alienation is what moved many of you into small business ownership in the first place. To connect with your community, to connect with your work.
I have a dream of having an integrated life. To be deeply rooted in community, to have my children partake in the daily workings our family business, to have the family, work and school life all interconnected harmoniously with each other.
Do any of you feel like you've achieved this harmony to some degree? Are you able to share with us how you do it?
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