Can women have it all?
PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi recently told The Atlantic, with rare honesty and a lot of laughter, that women can’t have it all. Speaking at the Aspen Ideas Festival , she said, “I don’t think women can have it all. I just don’t think so. We pretend we have it all. We pretend we can have it all.”
First of all, Lets change the question to include our lovely men too. It is ludicrous to assume that men have it all or don’t care to have it all.
Can men or women have it all?
Umm… there is still something wrong with this question.
Why is it necessary to have it “all”?
There are many among us who don’t want to get married. There are many who don’t care much about the professional rat race and the “designation tags”. There are many who are happy taking care of kids at home. There are many who do not feel the need to go on what I call ” Facebook vacations”. There are many who do not need a fancy car, a big house or an iPhone to feel accomplished.
But still we all work every day in building every possible aspect of life, even the ones we don’t care about.
I feel we all should have an honest conversation with our inner being to understand what we really want in life to be happy, and then work toward achieving those goals, without turning life into a battle. Lets figure out a creative life plan listing all what our heart desires, and not what people expect us to achieve as per social standards.
This exercise helps in creating a life in sync with who we are. The drawback could be that our life will look very different from that of others around us. We may have issues relating to people we have known for years, but I think we can live with that!
Everyday, lets take baby steps in making our dream life come alive.
Hope you find the time to answer this question~ what do you want in life? What are the things that will make your every year happier than the previous one?