The self-absorbed among us Baby Boomers learned that we couldn't afford that bit of narcissism. Not if we wanted to continue to earn income. So. we broke out of being Me Generation folks, looked beyond ourselves and became engaged with others.
Damn it, that changed everything.
Employers hired us. Organizations and individuals gave us lucrative, long-term assignments. Some of us wanted jobs in unionized grocery stores where we could get benefits until eligible for Medicare. Some, like myself, wanted to grow our small business for about 10 more years, so that eventually we could do our own kind of crafts. Others simply needed part-time work now and then. Since they could focus on others, they picked up home-helper assignments with the disabled.
And, like the Seven Dwarfs, off to work we went. Thrilled to be doing so.
Ethical issue: Should we clue in nieces and nephews that they are shooting themselves in the foot by being Selfies? Me? I don't want them as a competition in the work world. Let them figure this one out, just the way we did.