I've always known that "not all that glitters is not gold" and that was again reconfirmed after I read this rather thought-provoking article: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/print/2012/07/why-women-still-can-8217-t-have-it-all/9020/
Part of the pressure of "having (& holding on to) it all" is the expectation of "who," more like "what," women need to become to get ahead in the Corporate world. The truth is no matter how high-paying or high-flying your job is, if you're not yourself, you can't be happy.
It then behooves on each person - man and woman - to determine what their "gold" and goal in life is. Each person needs to define their own "all" by themselves.
Recently, I started reading an interesting book - actually, the title was interesting which was why I bought it: "The Life Ready Woman - Thriving in a Do-it all world."* I smiled when I got to page 36 where the same timeless question: "Can you have it all?" was posed.
I connected with the multi-dimensional conclusion(s):
- In some ways, we may be able to "have it all" over the course of our lifetime - but not all at the same time.**
- We can't have it all - all at the same time.**
- When we try to do everything, sometimes everything gets hurt.***
* by Shaunti Feldhahn and Robert Lewis
** Page 36
*** Page 37