Serena Williams’s retirement is no fairytale – it’s a heartbreaking choice between family and career
The tennis great’s decision is a stark reminder that even in 2022, women’s time is still not our own
Everyone has to make them, all the time. It is not possible to have it all. Deciding to spend the time doing the one thing is not consistent with being able to spend that same time doing the other thing. That’s just how it all works.
Of course, economists have a phrase for this – opportunity costs. But as with so much economics that’s just the codification – jargonisation perhaps – of something everyone with even a little wit already knows. Live is about choices. Tough.