On some days life is full of meaning and purpose and I am thrilled to be part of the living. On some level, I am 50, twice divorced, childless and living alone. It is amazing. I may have won. I just have to accept that certain things may not happen for me and which of those things are actually things that I want or things that I have been lead to believe I should want.
Family propaganda is very powerful and is supported by the biological fact that we are here to make more people. It is also disseminated by people who are in the thick of it and, in a lot of cases, trying to make themselves believe that they have done the right thing. We are animals able to ask questions and make choices. Maybe there are plenty of people already here and it’s okay to sit this one out and think about why some days my life lacks meaning and purpose. It’s because some days, it does.
More here at the five-minute mark:
Thanks– I’ve heard that one too! He also has an earlier podcast with Mike White that I listened to when it came out and loved, but you have to pay for that one now.
I love Marc Maron and especially loved this episode. I know it, in part, came out of his recent breakup from his girlfriend (who wanted kids) so I do feel bad for him. But at the same time, I feel relieved because when he was talking about having kids he kind of sounded like he was talking himself into it and I felt I was about to lose another fulfilled, single person I respected to the pressure to have kids. I’m so happy for his honesty.
Honestly I’d been a bit put off by his relationship with a much younger woman and felt like he didn’t particularly want kids. I’m glad he’s found a way to be okay with that. I mean, he has a pretty good life now, and it took him a long time to get there, and I think he’s already got a bunch of nieces/ nephews.
Great, again, thanks for the link. The more of our voices I hear the less beseiged I feel.