two black pebbles

Some work, of course, is necessary and does not accommodate children. But when work becomes all-consuming, our children suffer. Careerist endeavors are filled with arbitrary and often meaningless deadlines, which end up taking precedence over our most vulnerable family members – not just children, but the elderly and the incapacitated. We must become much more creative about working with the rhythms of our children and other vulnerable family members instead of forcing them into the straitjacket required by the cult of careerism.

The effects of careerism are often most harmful not to ourselves but to those closest to us.