Gwyneth Paltrow Said Something Amazing (And it Wasn’t About Kale)

by Katie Fustich

Gwyneth Paltrow talked about something unrelated to $250.00 sea salt and boy was it awesome. 

In a recent interview with Red Magazine, Paltrow addressed the criticisms she, along with working mothers ’round the world, receive for the way they choose to balance their life. Check it:

“It makes me cross. I personally think that the work-life balance for a woman should be exactly what she feels is right for her. And nobody else can set her time schedule. And nobody else can tell her how many hours a week she needs to devote to this, that or the other … fuck what anybody else says.

It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks. That’s what we’ve got to let go of. That idea of ‘Oh god, if I don’t show up to this concert, all the other mums are going to think I’m terrible.’ Well, so fucking what. When I’m with my kids, I give them everything I have. And when I’m not, I give whatever I’m doing everything I have. And that’s my work/life balance. I’ve made it work for me, but it doesn’t matter what my specific thing is.

It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks. It matters what you think of yourself. And what your children think. So if anyone is going to ask my advice, I’d say, do what is right for you and don’t give a shit what anyone else thinks.”

Right on! It’s bonkers that people still feel justified in dictating the course of a mother’s life, and bonkers that those pressures and judgments still carry so much weight! I may not be able to get behind her four-figure intestinal cleansing regimen, but I can get behind these ideas. 

Whether or not you are a parent, the fundamentals are the same: do what makes you genuinely happy without regard for the way others may perceive it.  I know it may make a little more sense to hear this wisdom from the Dalai Lama, but hey…she’s friends with Iron Man and that has to count for something, right?


Thanks to the Telegraph

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