Thursday, February 19, 2009

Midterm--The Problem of Leisure

The problem of leisure is the fact that "Americans seemed to have too much time on their hands" (16). This is seen as a problem because if Americans have an excess of free time they will lose sight of how to spend that time wisely and with ease.

This problem of leisure was first noticed in the 1960s when "community groups across America had seemed to stand on the threshold of a new era of expanded involvement" (16). Various community groups were seeing activity increase at a high rate because citizens had more and more time to actively participate in these groups.

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