Good On You, Ashton Kutcher
Huffington Post - 10 months
Of all the things Ashton Kutcher has received flack for—Punk’d, Dude, Where’s My Car? His portrayal of Steve Jobs—I found it ludicrous he got pushback after the birth of his daughter.
I don’t know if he made an official proclamation or if it was an offhand comment that went viral, but when Ashton announced he was taking a year off in order to be a parent—to be a Dad—a few folks went a little nutty.
I read articles and opinion-pieces that took the slant: “Sure, he can just quit his job, he’s a super-rich celebrity. Must be nice. Real Americans can’t just drop everything like that.”
Generally, the tone was spiteful, and reeked of resentment and jealousy.
Well, I will be honest: I am jealous, but in a wistful, good-for-Ashton way.
I travel for work; last year, I put over 30,000 miles on my car.
I used to look for recognition for my efforts, but that was when I was young and egotistical. Now I search for security. Security for my family, for my kids to never know want....
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