I would have to agree with this article. For the most part, I cruise through life while simultaneously meeting success, and yes, I do expect that to happen in the future. I have to say that my number one priority in life is having a good time (restricted by obligations, of course), and I can't understand how anyone could think otherwise.
Yet still, this society, in my opinion, is overly focused on production, and work. You see, if EVERYBODY reduced their human capital, then we would essentially be in the same position as before the shift. However, extreme competitiveness in winner-take-all markets encourages these wasteful investments. It disappoints me.
Creativity can always cover for a lack of knowledge.