The struggle is real. Having kids and also wanting that adult time without them. Every parent struggles with it, whether
I own a 2007 Chevy Malibu. It's nothing fancy, but it's got me where I've needed to go. And it's been remarkably reliable. Besides oil changes and a few minor repairs, I've not had to put much money into it - and it has over 150,000 miles on it. I've felt fortunate.
Decision making processes in humans is both incredibly special and flawed. Every time we are faced with making a decision, a myriad number of potential calculations goes through our heads in order to create our desired outcome. Even when we don't decide, we are still making choices about where we will contribute our time and energy.
While Anthony Weiner isn't learning from his mistakes, his pattern of self-sabotage offers us all the chance to be wise and learn from him. No matter what level of success one has achieved or how smart they appear on paper, they are doomed to repeat their mistakes and ensure their own downfall, if they choose to ignore their conditioning and the invisible forces that hijack their better judgment.
This girl, who is the same age as me, who I grew up with, went one way in life, and I went another. In theory, the odds should have been stacked against me.