1981 - Hadfields - additional personal comment about choice

I had a premonition my life needed a progmatic achievable purpose. I had a bad feeling about the "enlightened" world I was turning away from. There was later a disproportion of suicides in my corresponding age-group in that world...

One of these age-contemporaries from the social circle of our parents, the beneficiaries of the massive expansion and availability of University education in our population responding to the Soviet Union surged ahead in the 1950's, wrote a poem about me. Its tone was about someone who had departed from their world, as I welcomed them to my home with hospitality, but the calls of going on my shifts at the steelworks had the higher precedence and bounded their tenure in my world.

(R. Smith, 12Dec2017)