A safe path

My girlfriend's husband, Bert, lost his job in the computer field four years ago. He's one of at least a dozen highly skilled people I know of in their late 40s and 50s who've been laid off from well-paying professional jobs in the past few years. None of them has an income anywhere close to what they used to have. Bert is driving delivery trucks part time now. And when I talked with his wife the other day, she said he was feeling pretty discouraged. There were fears of what the future would hold for him. Fears about being too old to be hired, about financial security, about loss of purpose and usefulness.

I've been thinking a lot about Bert, and my heart goes out to him and the many others who may be living lives of quiet desperation and fear. We all wish we could control our future and map out our path safely.

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