Making the best of it all!!!

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Registered: 07-23-2003
Making the best of it all!!!
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Thu, 02-14-2008 - 10:29am

When I read some of the post on this board isn't the whole SAH vs. WOH all about making the best of the situation at hand?


I realized today that my life is good!!

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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Sun, 02-17-2008 - 8:46am
Yes, well said. It is human to care, but that does not mean that we have to be sheep and care about dumb status symbols, for example. It is possible to be a bit selective about what you choose to care about.
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Registered: 01-15-2006
Sun, 02-17-2008 - 8:47am
i like the best advice in your profile - happiness is the best revenge......when i think of times others tried to drag me,my family down in ways self

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Sun, 02-17-2008 - 8:58am
i agree about it being human to comprae ourselves.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Sun, 02-17-2008 - 4:23pm
Wow, law school must have eaten you alive.

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Registered: 07-12-2005
Sun, 02-17-2008 - 9:18pm

Why is that? Because of the competition between students or the adversarial nature of the law?

I actually love the adversarial nature of it. That, to me, is more like the competition that goes on with sports. it has to do with a specific goal, it is contained, it is not about comparing ourselves as people, but just competing in a particular forum. I enjoy that kind of competition.

If you mean the competition between students for grades and jobs, I never really felt it.

Although, maybe it was just because I was so caught up in childbearing I was oblivious to all of it. There were a few people who were extremely competitive and drove everyone else nuts, and I never had a problem with them. While I was always disappointed with my performance on exams, my grades were usually higher than I deserved, so I didn't have any reason to resent anyone else. Plus, I leaned toward areas of public interest, so maybe I was surrounded by the less competitive students.

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Registered: 10-04-2007
Mon, 02-18-2008 - 2:15pm

LOL, If I came here for validation, I would have left long ago.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Mon, 02-18-2008 - 2:20pm

I'm part of society and I think what Stay at Home moms do have value even though I'm a working mom.

 

Yes. We. Did.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-04-2007
Mon, 02-18-2008 - 2:35pm

My definition doesn't matter.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-04-2007
Mon, 02-18-2008 - 2:38pm
You only get to be selective if much of what you care about is shared values with society though.
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Mon, 02-18-2008 - 2:48pm

And yet there are many many of us who embrace teh different, love our uniqueness, celebrate our commonalities and cherish the differences in others without being rejected or deemed a loser.

 

Yes. We. Did.

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