"...think of life as a game in which we juggle five balls labeled Work, Family, Health, Friends, and Integrity. One day you understand that Work is a rubber ball. You drop it and it bounces back. The other four balls are made of glass. Drop one of those, and it will be irrevocably marked, scuffed, nicked and maybe even shattered."
[from "Two Paths for the Aspiring Alpha Female," New York Times, February 17]