My worldly wise acquaintance who commented in the adjacent post on Obama’s interview with Tom Friedman also sent along this related thought on an updated version of the Seven Ages of Man expounded by Jaques in Shakespeare’s As You Like It. I thought some readers might appreciate this:
Shakespeare’s “Seven Ages of Man” today would be something like 1.) no-score soccer camp; 2.) gender-neutral school; 3.) Model UN; 4.) An unpaid internship arranged for you; 5.) Grade-inflated college, with “A People’s History of the US” under your pillow, and more Model UN; 6.) “work” for a “non-profit” NGO; 7.) President of the United States.