Erin nails this one about the danger of putting yourself first on the priority list on the theory that if you're happy everyone else will be happy. It's a sort of trickle down theory on happiness. And it makes me a bit unsettled:
At first glance, there's nothing wrong with this advice from our First Lady:Continue reading>>>WASHINGTON — First lady Michelle Obama says women should do what makes them happy, a lesson she says she learned after realizing her two children, her husband and her physical health feed off of her good moods.
In an interview appearing in the November issue of Prevention magazine, Mrs. Obama discusses the meaning of good health, aging and her exercise, diet and beauty routines. She sat for the interview at the White House in late July.
Like I said, nothing wrong with that, right? Pretty innocuous, puff-piece fodder. But then it gets a little interesting:
Mrs. Obama says she learned "what not to do" from her mother, Marian Robinson, who now lives at the White House. "She'd say being a good mother isn't all about sacrificing. It's really investing and putting yourself higher on your priority list," Mrs. Obama said. She said Robinson put her own two children first, sometimes to the detriment of herself.