Not too long ago, career professionals came to work, put in their 8 or 9 or 10 hours, left the workplace at the end of the day, and still managed to have a life. Before computers, cell phones and fax machines, the workplace, as well as society as a whole, resonated at a slower pace.
People worked hard. It took a sterling effort to rise to the top of the respective industry. Along the way, the populous seemed to be better off mentally and emotionally. The need to pop anxiety-relieving or stress-relieving pills was not so prevalent. The number of distractions in a given day was much less.
People remained in the same positions longer, worked with others familiar to them, reported to the same boss, perhaps even had the same parking ...