‘My career is more important than my children’…REALLY???

A truly thought-provoking post which will make you think. For example, what do you think of when you read this excerpt?
“No matter what the issue is in life; isn’t a central part of the maturation process the ability to be responsible? Elizabeth Kubler-Ross wrote, “I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word, and thought throughout our lifetime”. Was Ross right? Do we have to accept the consequences of all the choices we’ve made throughout our life? If we have children; should we put aside our desired career if it means it would take us away from them?”
No-one can make life choices for you; it’s up to you and only you, to make the right ones.

Culture Monk

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By Kenneth Justice

~ Last year I had coffee a number of times with a guy who had made the decision to put his career ahead of his children. It was a strange series of coffee connections I made with this man because he never hid the fact that he was living hundreds and hundreds of miles away from his children; working in his particular field was more importantto him than being a father who was apart of the day-to-day life of his children.

I never judged the man, I wouldn’t want to be guilty of condemning another person for the decisions they are making for their own life……but the interaction left me with a lot of questions to ponder.

People often say, “Children are resilient”…..but are they? Or is that merely something that parents tell themselves to try and relieve some sense of guilt that they…

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Barbadian mother and lover of laughter; story teller and best-selling author; happy to follow God's lead and to live my mantra: "you've gotta be a rainbow in the lives of others when it rains."

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