Tuesday, September 17, 2013

You Can Have It All

Just as I can have Jennifer Aniston, my own personal P-51 fighter plane, a successful career, a meaningful home life, riches, immortality, and immunity to the common cold.

You go girl.

The rest of us will be watching with a cigar and a scotch in a lawn chair enjoying the decline in the meantime.


Gunn said...

And yet the cathedral continues to push its you-can-have-it-all narrative:


Anonymous said...

Great link. The fact the advice is coming from a woman who bought into the "you can have it all" meme, and then later realized it was wrong makes it doubly powerful.

I'm going to print it out and give a copy to my daughter.

-- Never marry a woman over 30 --

Anonymous said...

The money quote (literally):

The one moment of my medical education I remember best did not happen at a patient’s bedside or in the lab. It happened when, while looking at an Ivy League medical school that had accepted me, I asked some uncomfortable questions about repaying the student loans they proposed. I pointed out that the numbers simply did not make sense. The financial aid officer, then a late-twenty-something single black woman, said to me: "Well, people... by the time they need to pay these off, they marry someone with a real job."

You're a strong, independent and successful woman... who has a man worrying about the finances so that you can be all those things... yeah...

Anonymous said...

To quote the Rolling Stones: You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you find you get what you need.