while i am absolutely adamant about the importance of women obtaining higher education, the drive behind that should not be the militant pseudo-feminist war cry of "so i can take care of mySELF damnit!" it should be a passion for learning, a desire to gain the skills necessary to make the world a better place, self-enrichment, something meaningful! unfortunately however harsh economic times combined with muddled feminist ideals have made financial independence the one and only purpose of higher education for the overwhelming majority. that's bad for society (run by those with credentials and zero passion), and bad for personal romantic relationships (because how DARE anyone need anyone).
so yes i am very old school in that respect...while i have a B. A. in a unique field and credentials which could lead to a lucrative career, it would never occur to me to go that route as a married woman. my place is in the home, being there for my family. my Husband is my first priority and i delight in pleasing him with all those little things...a freshly polished pool table or exotic and delicious new culinary creation at the end of a stressful work day. i still get butterflies in my tummy when i hear his truck pull into the drive...i still race to greet him at the door with hugs and kisses, taking his work satchel and gym bag so he can instantly relax. and that smile on his face (he has the best dimples) and sparkles in his eyes when he looks down on me and asks, "how's my little girl?"
who on earth would want to deny themselves of that?? just so you can say, "i did it on my own"...???