Sunday, May 24, 2009

There's a wonderful piece

in the Atlantic this month about a 72-year-old longitudinal study of a group of men and the way their lives have unfolded.


  1. Susan B.10:10 PM

    This is fantastic -- I just read the whole darn thing. I believe I knew one of the participants, the one who died in January. He was certainly a stellar Harvard undergrad in the 1930s, and one of the bios sounds like his. The end of the article makes readers realize, however, that we should take all of the researcher's conclusions with a grain of salt: Considering how blind he was about his own life, how can we trust his judgments on the lives of these other men?

  2. Susan B.10:11 PM

    George Vaillant I mean -- he's the one who could not see the forest for the trees when it came to his own patterns.

  3. Sounds like a typical Harvard grad.

  4. Susan B.7:52 AM

    Now, now Frank -- my hub is a Harvard grad!

  5. I am not at all surprised to learn that a very bright man like Allan could rise above adverse circumstances.