Enjoyed the article. Have a nit to pick with the idea that in the previous time things were simpler with fewer forces upon the individual. Things were simpler technologically, but were they easier from the perspective of being a member of a family? The forces may well have been fewer, but being fewer does not mean they were not stronger, for the less pulls of the many we have, were the stronger pulls of the fewer that applied. A very minor point in a very well written piece. Peace.