“A huge proportion of them wake up somewhere between 30 and 32 and notice their 65 hour days and the incredibly competitive environment they happen to be. I mean they're going to make a lot of money but the demands on their time of their career are only going to accelerate as they move forward and decide quite rapidly that that's maybe not what they want.
“The reason for that is they also would like to have a life they'd like to have a relationship that they could attend to and they'd like to have children and the truth of the simple truth of the matter is that it's very difficult to have a truly high end career and have an important relationship and have children.”
I am very smart. I know I can be a successful lawyer and make a lot of money. However, I don't want to be 30 with a high income and discover that I want a life. Therefore, considering the foregoing, I want to be a housewife and mother. If that defines success, that is the success I want. My husband can earn the money. I will do the cooking, cleaning, child care, and other household duties so when he comes home, he can relax and be comfortable. I'll be happy and eager to please him and satisfy his needs and desires.
Furthermore, if being a housewife and mother defines success, I believe men like successful women.
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i think that's a very wise assessment. people with kids are objectively happier and i think women get told "you can do anything" as teens and then come to find out you actually can't have it all... yes, most women would prefer to be wives and mothers
being happy is a better measure of success than your job. also robots will replace lawyers faster than any other profession so those women are doomed either way lol