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Career Success vs Marital Success – The Sandra Bullock Trade

By April 5, 2010April 18th, 2019No Comments

I read a great article in the NY Times by David Brooks that raised a provocative question about the choice between career success and marital success (or more generally personal happiness). What would you choose?

David Brooks writes that we would be crazy to consider choosing career success over marital success/personal happiness. I think we would be crazy to choose only one. Both are possible and fundamental parts of a path that fits.

The article goes on to explore the relationship between money and happiness and things that really do contribute to personal well-being. It’s a nice reminder of what gives our lives meaning, with new research to support it.

Read the article here:


– Adrian Klaphaak,

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