Updated Jun 28, 2012 - 7:44 am
Why there's no such thing as 'having it all' -- and there never will be
For good reason.
My first thought was, "Who asked you?"
I realize that Ann Marie Slaughter has acheived a large measure of professional and personal success, by most people's stadards.
But in the article, she writes that a friend of hers implored her "not to write" a column about how women can't have it all. She thought maybe too many women would believe her and stop trying.
"Having it all" is perhaps the most personal sentiment we can feel as humans -- it is a feeeling that resides in our hearts and souls next to gratitude and inner happiness, and dare I say, peace.
For some women, having it all means having a solid marriage, healthy children and a garden in the back yard.
For others it means a high-powered career and influential circle of friends.
Still others want a combination of the two.
And the feeling that cannot possibly "have it all" because of the natural limits put on us by our everyday circumstances is most certainly not limited to those of the female persuasion.
In the end, perhaps it is as Ellen Goodman said, we can all have everything, just not at the same time.
Karie Dozer, Host, Karie & Chuck