On average, people who have a child suffer a loss of reported well-being. They’re more exhausted and report lower life satisfaction. And yet few parents can imagine going back and being their old preparental selves.
On average, people who have a child suffer a loss of reported well-being. They’re more exhausted and report lower life satisfaction. And yet few parents can imagine going back and being their old preparental selves. File photo by Melanie Griffis The Associated Press
On average, people who have a child suffer a loss of reported well-being. They’re more exhausted and report lower life satisfaction. And yet few parents can imagine going back and being their old preparental selves. File photo by Melanie Griffis The Associated Press

David Brooks: Deciding what you admire rather than what you want

August 25, 2015 10:00 AM