World's Toughest Job?
Did you see that viral video going around? The one where the middle manager interviews job seekers for the 24/7, 365 day a year, unpaid job? It irritated me. I'd put it in the treacle category. And were viewers really to believe that the "job candidates" were actually going along with job description?
I know the whole thing was staged, but what viewer actually was "surprised" at the end? Wow! That was really the job description of a mother! I never saw that coming!
Being a Mom is hard. Being a Dad is hard. Heck, being alive in this crazy world is hard. And anything worth doing is never easy. I don't think, however, we do anyone a favor when we mythologize motherhood. I know plenty of wonderful mothers who are knocking it out of the park. I count my friends in that group--many of whom personally inspire me in different ways. I know some lame ones too. We all do. Let's not idolize some abstract concept of a selfless mother with no life of her own.
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