A friend of mine recently forwarded an article to me that was on the Sky News website which got me thinking about the way we Brits seem to meander from one moment to the next without giving much time to thinking, feeling, reflecting and learning.
The article touches upon middle-aged, middle-class drinking amongst women who grew up around the “ladette” culture of the 1980s and 1990s. Encouraged to drink in order to manage career related stress, many of these women are said to have gone on to become career women and mothers who have exchanged their beers for wine, and from drinking heavily in public to drinking heavily behind closed doors. In other words, they have become reliant on this vice, one that can destroy careers, relationships, and mental and physical health.
On the one hand you can view this as they have an addiction that they haven’t managed to kick. On the other hand you can say that they are a product of our society, a culture that promotes the deadening of feelings, often to the detriment of… READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON THE HUFFINGTON POST