Wednesday, September 21, 2011

"It’s not having children that isolates people."

Could the New York Times "Well" blog have quoted a more ambiguous statement?

The quote and the whole blog post is supposed to be a vindication of being single, but you could easily take the quote out of context and make it say the opposite.


chickelit said...


I wrote a tongue-in-cheek blog post about such isolation, calling it appartement:

Adherents of appartement, notably white, young and affluent, actively despised cohabitation with opposite and even same sexed partners, especially if children instead of pets were involved, preferring the solitary 'apart' lifestyle.