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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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 02-18-2008 - 3:40pm
I think that is overstating it pretty wildly. "Society" is a broad brush. Some of us just choose smaller brushes and ID with some sub-segment, sometimes a very small one. Most of my IRL friends are, shall we say, colorful. Many are not conventionally successful, most are quirky. That is my society. If I have to play along, I can and do, but I choose not to do so for the most part in my daily, personal life. So far, things are going along relatively smoothly. Most people really are more tolerant than we give them credit for in our imaginations.
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Mon, 02-18-2008 - 3:48pm

EXACTLY.

 

Yes. We. Did.

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Registered: 03-21-2001
Mon, 02-18-2008 - 4:44pm

Apparently you've never read/heard Dr. Laura speak.

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Registered: 10-17-2006
Mon, 02-18-2008 - 6:29pm
I don't need external validation for what I do each day.

 

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Registered: 10-17-2006
Mon, 02-18-2008 - 6:33pm
I have

 

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Mon, 02-18-2008 - 8:53pm
I guess I'm just confused by the term "winning" in all of this. For example, if society places a high status on engineers and a low status on waitresses, and I have the mental ability to be an engineer, but I would be *happier* as a waitress so that's what I choose as my profession, have I "won" or have I "lost"?
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Mon, 02-18-2008 - 9:24pm
Just did! emailed you through your IV profile :-)
"If gay Americans are not allowed to get married and have all the benefits that American citizens are entitled to by the Bill of Rights, they should get one hell of a tax break. That is my opinion,"

- Jeane "Dear Abby" Phillips, in an interview with Lisa Leff.

 

Yes. We. Did.

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Registered: 10-04-2007
Mon, 02-18-2008 - 9:47pm
Just what is the value of a SAHM to society?
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Mon, 02-18-2008 - 9:52pm

I think that any choice that inherently makes the chooser happy and fosters a happy family life is a value to our communities and our societies. if a families choice to have a SAHM, A WOHM, a PT either etc.. makes the family happy healthy and whole then that's one happy healthy and whole family living a good and happy life. To me that's all i need to know. my friends decision to stay home makes her family happier and my decision to work makes my family happier. Two happy families doing their thing... that's good enough for me.

(you just hate it when i work the word happy into my posts this much don't you ;-))

"If gay Americans are not allowed to get married and have all the benefits that American citizens are entitled to by the Bill of Rights, they should get one hell of a tax break. That is my opinion,"

- Jeane "Dear Abby" Phillips, in an interview with Lisa Leff.

 

Yes. We. Did.

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Registered: 10-04-2007
Mon, 02-18-2008 - 9:52pm

There is no shade of gray here.

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