One of my biggest regrets was, I think I watched one of her shows once.
U-tar: thank you for the laugh, A big one! Never saw one myself.
I must admit to not being particularly fond of either Barbara Walters or her
many products, particularly "The View". Much too leftward slanted, like
most TV/Movies/Newspapers/etc.But, I must also admit that it was
difficult watching her offer her greatest regret and note that as she did so she
appeared close to tears with what was, I'm sure, a painful realization at
her stage of life. Perhaps because I have a similar regret.I'm
reminded of the saying I've heard at more than one funeral when a speaker
is exhorting people to make the most of their lives. That is, the one thing
very few people will be thinking when they die is, "I wish I'd spent
more time at the office instead of with my family and friends".
Anyone who selects Hillary Clinton as the most fascinating person in
2013...should have ALOT of regrets!
Well after these snotty comments let me say that Walters' regret shows the
painful trade-off so many people have with career. Family - its all about
family, no question. Career supports the family but it must not be allowed to
replace it. It's a hard thing to get straight.
Interesting. Here's a woman who has had unbelievable success in her career
but only now realizes what she was missing out on. Maybe staying home with the
kids really does lead to grander things than a successful career. Take note
She got what most women couldn't get, ... stardome and like air, family
is most common but still it is most valuable. The long and short of what I am
trying to say is she made a bad trade, if indeed this was a trade.
Let's not forget that this is a trade that many men make as well. Just
because you are the breadwinner in the family doesn't mean that you
can't make time for your kids. At the same time, many who
regularly post comments on this website don't see similar value in
motherhood if it's the poor. Then, let mom hold 2-3 jobs and still
don't give her a break because the greatest good that she can do for her
family is be a wage slave.Family values are politically distorted on
the right. The left may have many things wrong, but I think it's more
honest about it.
As a wise man once said, "No other success can compensate for failure in the
home." When all is said and done, family is the only thing that is lasting
and can go with us after we leave this life. Relationships with our loved ones
must be cared for. May each of us at this Christmas time, reach out to our
family members that we have not talked to for awhile or even years and share the
love we have for them.
If you see some of the other papers or articles, she has a lot of regrets, which
is sad for an educated person to say after falling and making the world more
worldly in deeds and thoughts. She also regrets pushing, advocating and
believing in the person for two elections she was the publicity agent for, Obama
and Hillary. Mr. Duck man gets kicked off for saying his mind and
she goes into retirement after emphasizing the world. Good is bad and bad is
good. It is hard for our children and grandchildren when the media is the whole
world of this world advocating for everything in this world except the real
blessings and joys, family and God.
Walters changed my life or I changed my life when I read her book "How to
talk to anyone about anything". I got out of my shy awkward shell and began
to ask people about themselves and have good conversations! I never saw her on
the View or her specials about interesting people, but that book helped me out!
I'd like to get the comments of Emily Eyring, the writer of this story.Perhaps she was thinking that her article would invoke all sorts of
"family first" comments.Instead it became a critique of
Walters' work.Perhaps what we are trying to say is that pop culture
isn't real so we can never tell if a celebrity is being candid.We
have been spun so much that we no longer believe what the stars say.
Well said Marxist. It truly is about family and it doesn't matter what
other accolades one acquires, it is hollow without family. There are many who
ache for family and because of circumstance do not have it, but sadder are those
whose chose something materialistic instead. Let the holidays remind us of how
important family is.
It's all about balance. It is entirely possible to be a great mom or dad
and still have a successful career. You don't have to quit your job and
stay home with your kids all day in order to be a successful parent. But in
today's highly competitive job market, you probably won't rise to the
pinacle among your peers unless you devote all your energy toward your
career.Those who are the most successful at their career are
generally the ones who sacrificed everything else in their lives for it. But
that should not stop us from seeking a balanced life. Just tell yourself "I
will devote X number of hours towards my career each week. If X is not enough to
be the absolute best, but is enough to succeeed and still leaves plenty of time
for other, more important things then I will be happy."
I wondered what the topic would be when I heard that these two ladies were going
to have a sit down.No I know.
Condoleezza Rice must be laughing of what Barbara Walter said of her regret.
Rice may have no regret (I think) staying out of politics.
I posted this to facebook with the following observation: This is an interesting
interview with Barbara Walters, whose greatest regret is that she did not have a
larger family. Of all the gifts of God, which are so abundant, one of the
greatest gifts is the opportunity to be part of an eternal family unit. As we
gather as families, or if we are unable to do so for whatever reason, I am
confident that we will feel much more fully the blessings of this wondrous
season by reflecting on the most significant of all gifts -- the atonement --
and its centrality to the blessings of the next greatest gift, the gift of
eternal families. Indeed, these gifts are so interconnected that it is no doubt
an error on my part to rank them. Merry Christmas to all, including Barbara
Walters, who made this wise and courageous, statement.
I suppose Walters will be retiring to the island paradise of Cuba where she can
worship the Castro's in the collectivist society that she has always
Finally some positive comment from bungalow. What is this vitriol fro Barbara
Walters? She is fascinating person in her own right whose success has benefited
a great many people. Perfect? Perfect life, without regrets? No and nope.
Like us all. Look at her life and career, consider, judge lightly... and look
to one's self for improvement.As to Hilary Clinton, it is very
hard to imagine she doesn't become the next POTUS. There's been 20
years to vet her. Her husband has been treated very well by history and
post-POTUS career. Both remain remarkably popular; arguably America forgives
him and remains respectful of her. The idea of a former first lady becoming
POTUS is fascinating and groundbreaking -- hard for the American people to
resist. She has stayed active in the political arena; but carries little
I think "Missing Motherhood" is a misleading headline. When I read it, I
thought Barbara did not have any children, but then I read she has one daughter.
She regrets not having more children, but I think she clearly understands the
importance of family. I respect that. I'm grateful I'm an active
member of a faith that stresses the importance of family. But I hope I never
judge someone of another faith who in the twilight of her life realizes her
family may not be the "ideal" she hoped it would be. I may disagree with
Barbara on her political views, but I commend her for working hard throughout
her life in a worthwhile cause. I wish her a happy retirement.
Walters' collectivist dream bubble will finally burst when she retires in
Cuba only to find out that she has to live in the squalor created when the
government owns and controls everything and there is no motivation for the
people to work and provide goods and services to each other. Refugees know where the light is.
So...Read Jacob T. Marley...a follow up on the Christmas Carol...and read the
fictional story of a man's regrets after his selfish life...we all have so
much to learn.Read about the pain of a man who spent his life loving
money to the forsaking of all else.Interesting book. Barbara should
Typical of women who put their career first.The most important thing a man can
do is marry a woman, and the second if he is able is to have children.
I do not regret not having children but I do regret not finding a good faithful
kind caring and responsible husband to have them with. It is so easy to make a
child ..... but loving children is not the fun part of making them, it is the
daily grind and hardwork of raising them the best possible way and caring for
them. Some men make plenty of children and they do not even take care of them .
They leave all the hard work to the wife and sometimes they leave the wife too
without giving any financial support. So we do not need more children, but we
surely need a billion more good men that we can trus to have them with. Period
Continuation At least a job allows financial survival and allows
women to escape marital situation that might be highly threatening to them. Just
think what it would be like for you if you switched roles. The problem with your
kind of guys is that you never consider the woman's point, this is why
there are so many feminists.I also know plenty of women who were
convinced by men to have child after child and who ended up being dumped by them
with no financial support and reduced to extreme poverty. So what these women
regret i am sure is to have ever married the jerk that put them in that
situation and have ever had any child with him.
For a man it is easy to say that for him that the most important thing is to
marry and to have children. Usually this kind of men let the women do all the
hard workd of keeping a house clean, cooking, shopping, organising
everyone's activities, schooling and women. Men rarely participate but
certainly do get the glory and boast about the number of children they have
though they did not leave their small finger to raise them. So usually, women
are there to ensure that their husband has a career and she takes care of all
the hard work at home including raising the family. And one day, Mr. Hubby might
even dump her for fairer fare ... and leaves her in the most terrible
circumstances ... Sure it is great
She is definitely one of the leaders who caused women to walk out on commitment
to marriage and family. Now, there is a broad coalition built around various
ethnic, sexual, and immigrant groups to enforce her views and bring America to
BlueEyesBrittany: Too bad for you you seem to have had a very poor example of
what a good husband and father are capable of being. You seem to have a very
bad attitude towards men in general. I'm sorry for you. There are
wonderful men and fathers out there. But this is about Barbara Walters.
I'm sorry for her regrets. We all have some as life goes on. I wish her
Misleading headline. She IS a mother and makes no mention of
"motherhood". Regrets not having more than one child.
Oh yes! Now I remember why I've never watched any of her shows ... I was
too busy with my children, raising them, taking care of them, hanging out with
them, going to their family events, enjoying my beautiful grandchildren!!
We need to be more like Pres Hinkley, a good-hearted, loving person. He might
not have agreed with Walters or Clinton, but he wouldn't have sneered at
You can't have it all, as much as we'd all like to. Family is so
important and its benefit to your life should be assessed early on. My wife and
I have 19 Grandchildren...10 of them of marriageable age. Only two are married,
the remainder being beautiful girls, who think their young lives and beauty will
last forever. They still have their "T-Bird," and are having fun.If you believe what they do, when you reach your eighties and don't
have any family to comfort and love you and to whom you would provide comfort
and love, you sadly will learn you are only here a short time. Make the best of
it by creating a loving family. Wealth and fame are a illusive
Choosing Hillary Clinton was an obvious political statement. It is not secret
that Walters loves the Clintons and would like to see another one in the White
House. To those that think Bill and Hillary are role models you
only need to look at their marriage. It was a business arrangement. The only
issue they had was Bill getting caught and putting it out in the public eye.
Hillary carries a lot of baggage (Brent) and she will have to answer, should she
run, for where she was during Benghazi and why she did not do more. And one
more point, you don't elect someone just because it is fascinating and
groundbreaking, look where it got us last time.
I have been married and divorced twice. I have been a step-father, never had
children of my own. Now I am single and alone. This is not the situation I
envisioned for myself. A lot of posters on here seem eager to criticize and
find fault with others who may not share their faith or political views. Judge
not lest ye be judged was the counsel Jesus gave.
She adopted at an older age. She may not have been able to have children earlier
than that. Very few people get the exact number of children to raise than they
@Brent T.--"little baggage"? I would say Benghazi is baggage enough to
give serious pause for thought for anyone considering her for ANY elected
office, let alone POTUS. She was smart enough to get out of town before she
could be thoroughly grilled on what happened, but based on the facts that have
already come out (in spite of the Administration's efforts to keep the
whole thing under wraps), I'd say that "baggage" weighs a ton!
You don't know this lady. You don't know her challenges and you
don't know her heart. You don't know why she didn't have a bigger
family. Maybe she couldn't. Maybe she wasn't very good at being
married or maybe she made unfortunate choices in men.Almost half of all
LDS marriages, even temple marriages, end in divorce and there are often
multiple re-marriages as we optimistically try again.Even with Family Home
Evening and weekly Church, scripture study, date night, etc. Rich or poor or in
between. Even good people sometimes fail in their marriages. Our kids still
sometimes break our hearts.There's no reason to feel smug toward this
lady, or judge her. Or Mrs Clinton.You think you know everything. You
Some people commenting on this post need to chill!! It is perfectly ok for
people to make jokes about Walters. She is a left winger that has pushed a lot
of leftist ideals during her career, so she doesn't get any more of a pass
than Rush or Beck. I'm amazed that someone would actually claim that
Hillary has " little" baggage. That's pretty much all she does
bring to the table. Just because leftist media types don't hold her
accountable doesn't mean she's without fault.
JMH -- my inference wasn't to endorse a second Clinton into the White House
(having not voted for her husband either time), but rather to observe that other
voters DO LIKE NOVELTY -- and it does seem very likely that having elected a man
because of his color (and this certainly explains Obama 2008), it follows that
it will be popular and faddishly politically correct to elect an woman, as well
as fascinating to have it be a well liked (whether you or I like her, she is
enormously popular) former first lady... interesting resume, name recognition
and a connection to someone now regarded as our last well regarded (again, the
masses, the media and the historians)POTUS. Yes, I expect her to win. And no,
I don't think Benghazi or anything else will be problematic for her. Like
Bill, she's got a teflon shell.
Hmmmm....a bigger family? Not very politically correct. Flies in the face of
fancier female careers and controlling world population explosion. But I love
it!!! Quite a confession from a woman who could have had anything she chose. Too
bad she realized it a bit late in life. The rest of us could learn from her