Mike Wallace said that he loved his work more than his family when he was being interviewed by his grandson. I would like to think that he was devoted to his family but that kind of love is different than love of work. He told of having acne as a youth and that made him want to work hard to prove himself.
He even revealed that he had tried to committ suicide once and his wife Mary found the note and pills and stopped him. They had been married a long time. What kind of relationship is possible when a man loves his work more than his family and admits it?
Are we all yearning for acceptance and fulfillment in life? We have things to prove and acquire that just have to be part of what we do in life. It is such a very fragile brief time that we have on this earth and we seem to be here to fulfill some sort of destiny.
A friend of mine has devoted so much time to his two jobs and his church that he cannot maintain a relationship at home. That sounds like a bad recipe for a life. Priorities have to be analyzed. God, Family, Job; would seem to be a list I could live with. When I say God I do not mean a religious one that you have grown up with. I mean a genuine love of spirit and nature. A religious God can be demanding and produce lots of guilt.
Mike Wallace put his job first and he was very successful. He needed to do that and his wife stood by him knowing that she was not his first priority. The money probably helped. I have been with men who had their job as their first priority but did not make much money. That doesn't work. Women need attention and when that is lacking money is a good second.
I know that life is better when you have somone to share it with. It is not a matter of time you spend together but more what your priorities are. I hope Mike Wallace made up for all the bullying he experienced in his youth. I hope my friend finds a woman to love in between all the jobs and his church. I hope I find that I can do whatever I want to and if I don't do anything more in my life I have given and received love and that makes it all worthwhile.