Who doesn't dream up something and ponder its repercussions for the world. My husband talked for years about a great idea that ended up being integrated into a later version of the George Foreman grill. Sorry honey, that idea is taken now! So here I go, strapping my bravery together to learn how to patent my ideas that could, potentially, change the world! ...
"Mom, are we poor?" my daughter casually asked one day, with the same tone she'd use to ask why the sky is blue. I was stunned. I had no idea what to say. I stammered through a version of 'no,' but my knee-jerk reaction was sadness: that I didn't know what about our lives brought her to feel like it could be true. On most days, the prevalent truth is that I don't think of us as poor, but actually, rather fortunate.
I've found myself reading pieces that describe how even the financial upper-strata in this country don't consider themselves to be 'rich.' It angered me at first, but the truth is, wealth and poverty, 'rich' and 'poor,' in many ways, are completely subjective. It's a state of mind. Understand this, and you'll be tangibly richer. How you see yourself has an enormous effect on whether or not your resources will be felt as wealth or if anything you have will feel like it's enough. Let me explain.
I've come to realize that the best thing that I can give my kids, beyond myself, is to love their dad. I love him because he's my husband, but I also love him because in doing so, I have a profound effect on how I love my kids. To be on the same page, here are some examples of what I mean when I say love:
Worth...A concept bouncing around a lot lately
Particularly, that of a woman compared to that of a man, in the workforce.
The conversation of income inequality simmers. Constantly.
...at many points, reaching a boiling point.
I used to think that the pay differential among men and woman was mostly derived from the female ratios propagating their dominated fields (such as reception, teaching, nursing). The truth is, women statistically make less than men, in most fields, where men hold those same positions. So as not to compare a carpenter to a school teacher or 'male dominated' to a 'female dominated' field, we can simply look at most industries and find that statistic to be true. Why is this happening? What can be done about it?
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Hi, I'm Sarah!
I'm an almost architect, wife & mother. I love to love people, food and impossible renovation projects.
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