Thought-Provoking Quote: Mignon McLaughlin

It’s impos­si­ble to be loy­al to your fam­i­ly, your friends, your coun­try, and your prin­ci­ples, all at the same time.
‑Mignon McLaugh­lin, author (1915-)

It makes sense to me in that you can’t have four “num­ber one pri­or­i­ties.” Even with being loy­al to my fam­i­ly, my daugh­ter comes first, then my part­ners, then my fam­i­ly of choice, and final­ly my fam­i­ly of ori­gin (not all at once, but at dif­fer­ent levels).

I think McLaugh­lin left some­thing out, though—being true to your­self. It can be argued that “your prin­ci­ples” implies that, but I’d pre­fer to say “your­self.”

Please dis­cuss 🙂

Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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