The Idea Of A Husband.

“At a banking conference in Hong Kong I was seated at dinner next to a brilliant young banker. She was 37 years old and enjoying a very successful career and she taught me many things over dinner about current issues and trends in Asia. Then we started talking about our personal lives. “Do you plan to have a family?” I asked. I didn’t mean to be rude; we Swedes (nowadays) like to talk about these things. And she had no problem with my honest question. She smiled and looked over my shoulder at the sun setting over the bay. She said, “I am thinking about children every day.” Then, she looked me straight in the eye. “It is the idea of a husband I can’t stand.”

~ Hans Rosling.

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10 Responses to The Idea Of A Husband.

  1. nick says:

    I’m sure many women feel much the same!

  2. Wisewebwoman says:

    YUP. My sentiments exactly. Many times over. I do wish men understood I love their company, their friendship. But not more than that.


  3. smiling…
    love my freedom now…although I don’t have any children (long story why not, but it had everything to do with said ex-husband)!
    Catherine de Seton recently posted..Not expecting Volcanic art…

  4. When I was young, I always knew I wanted kids – I was less certain about wanting to ever marry.

  5. tammy j says:

    many professional woman are deciding to adopt children and never marry!
    especially successful actresses like Diane Keaton.
    what used to be unthinkable is now widely accepted.
    I suppose it’s probably better than hearing two people fighting all the time!
    tammy j recently posted..having it all

    • At the macro level demographics show some very interesting trends and among the many numbers that Rosling crunches, population growth makes for some interesting reading.

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