It’s great when you read something that strikes a clear chord with your own life. Illumination:

The difference between the integration of work and family in pre-industrial times and today is that in the old days there were clear limits on personal productivity and now there are not. Today “people judge what they should achieve by what they could achieve,” says Mr Katz [Professor at Rutgers University] and with our new technologies we can always theoretically achieve more. People thus “feel inadequate compared with the enormous opportunity they have”.

From the economist. That last sentence speaks to a source of anxiety that lingers at back of my own mind. Faith in a transcendent purpose and guidance on my life offers some relief, when I can hold on to it.