The idea of having it all has always been foreign to me. I grew up believing that if you worked incredibly hard and were incredibly lucky, you might get to have one dream in life come true. Going for everything was a dangerous, distracting fantasy.

Sigrid Nunez

qtd. in Bolick, Kate. “‘Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids,’” New York Times Book Review, 6 Apr. 2015. Web. 7 Apr. 2015.

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