I recently read an article in which researchers claimed that people who are happier than they used to be are more likely to have children.
While I am happy to admit that my life hasn’t been great for the last decade, I have certainly experienced some major changes, including being laid off from my job and losing my home.
But this article doesn’t really make me happy.
I think the authors of this article are making a lot of assumptions.
It’s easy to look at the changes in my life and claim that it’s all my fault, or that I am not a good parent because I am too busy and have too much time on my hands.
The truth is, I’m not that much happier than I used to have been.
And the reason for this is simple.
As a result of having children, I’ve had a lot more free time, a lot less stress and a lot fewer regrets.
When I was younger, I was a perfectionist.
I was so obsessed with my appearance and I didn’t want to miss out on anything.
When I was in my 20s, I realised that the best way to achieve perfection was to work hard and not be lazy.
When we get older, we realise that it is much harder to achieve goals when you’re not motivated.
But I am no longer perfect.
I’m happier now than I was when I was 20.
I was happy to have the perfect life, and now I am grateful for having children.
As I have grown older, my happiness has become more and more dependent on my work.
I work a lot, I travel a lot and I am still very busy.
I love working as a lawyer, but I am also constantly worrying about the future of my family and whether or not I will be able to support them in their old age.
So when I have the opportunity to take care of myself, I do.
I am very lucky.
And while it is true that the happiness I have now is far from perfect, I feel like I am living a much more meaningful life now than when I first started having kids.