If someone tells me one more time that the most important thing in
your life is your family, I think I might scream.
The most important thing in your life is your family? Pull the other
one, sunshine. What time do you get up in the morning? What time do you
get home at night?
Add up the time you spend at home and subtract the hours you spend
sleeping, eating, showering or doing household chores.
Think about how tired you are at weekends. You may convince yourself
that you spend quality time at home, but do you?
Have you got a nanny? Do you let her take the strain until you are
relaxed enough to deal with your children? Perhaps you are one of the
few parents who tells the nanny she can leave you to it as soon you walk
through the door.
And what about sports day? If you’ve ever missed one, you can be sure
it’s the one that your son/daughter will end up telling Oprah all about
while discussing the effect your absence had on his/her life.
Look in the mirror and face it. The most important thing in your life is
your job. It’s what you do for most of the time, it’s what you think
about most of the time and it’s what you give most of your energy and
passion to. It’s what you devote your life to. And that’s a fact.
Maybe I should have pointed this out before, but real life is about what
you do, not what you think. And real love is doing something, not
thinking about it.
So please don’t give me all that talk about the most important thing in
your life being your family. Not again. You may be fooling yourself -
and you may even be fooling some of the other people at the agency - but
you’re not fooling your family.