“Work/life balance is a misguided metaphor for grasping the relationship between work and the rest of life; the image of the scale forces you to think in terms of trade-offs instead of the possibilities for harmony.
And the idea that ‘work’ competes with ‘life’ ignores the more nuanced reality of our humanity. It ignores the fact that ‘life’ is actually the intersection and the interaction of the four domains of life: work or school; home or family; community or society; and the private realm of body, mind, and spirit. Of course, you can’t have it all.”
– Stewart D. Friedman, Leading the Life You Want