In response to our fast-food culture a ‘slow food’ movement appeared. Out of hurried parenthood a move toward slow parenting could be growing. With vital government supports for state-of-the-art public child care and paid parental leave maybe we would be ready to try slow love and marriage.

Many women cut back what had to be done at home by redefining what the house the marriage and sometimes what the child needs. One woman described a fairly common pattern: I do my half. I do half of his half and the rest doesn’t get done.

Arlie Russell Hochschild Marriage Quotes

The more anxious isolated and time-deprived we are the more likely we are to turn to paid personal services. To finance these extra services we work longer hours. This leaves less time to spend with family friends and neighbors we become less likely to call on them for help and they on us.

Arlie Russell Hochschild Finance Quote

Has Bill Clinton inspired idealism in the young as he himself was inspired by John F. Kennedy? Or has he actually reduced their idealism? Surely part of the answer lies in Clinton’s personal moral lapse with Monica Lewinsky. But more important was his sin of omission – his failure to embrace a moral cause beyond popularity.

Arlie Russell Hochschild Failure Quote

And the Republican Party especially associates the market with the idea of progress goodness family and points us toward the mall as an answer to all our personal dreams.

Arlie Russell Hochschild Dreams Quote

Here is a new car a new iPhone. We buy. We discard. We buy again. In recent years we’ve been doing it faster.

Arlie Russell Hochschild Car Quote