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Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal columnist, posted a thought-provoking Christmas Eve column. She addresses the Great Resignation.

Wrote Ms. Noonan: “People are wondering about the implications of the Great Resignation. More freedom, enjoyment of life, less scrambling in a rat race. Maybe that’s the right direction. “But is it sustainable in the long term,” she asks? 

“Will it have some effect on what used to be called the national character? As a people, we’ve always known how to grit through and suffer when history takes a turn.”

Peggy Noonan

“Will it have some effect on what used to be called the national character? As a people, we’ve always known how to grit through and suffer when history takes a turn.”

Then she asks a vital question: “What will we be like when we don’t, and history becomes more demanding?”

I would add, as it surely will.

I am hopeful that the Great Resignation becomes the Great Reset in which workers are treated better in terms of pay and conditions. Yes, there are some inflationary implications, but we will all be better off if our national character remains intact.