There Was No “Work-Life Balance” For Most of History

“The Farm” by Johann Morgenstern (public domain)

A lot of us who are still lucky enough to have both our health and a job during the pandemic have seen what was left of our work-life balance ebb away. Of course, the separation of work and home has been under threat for many people over the last few decades.

The advent of email, laptops, and smartphones has created an expectation — for many white-collar workers at least —…




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