The Creative Parent Paradox


“On April 7th, 1838, Charles Darwin opened his notebook to muse on marriage. He was considering taking Emma Wedgwood, his cousin, as his bride. (Don’t smirk—it was all the rage back then, putting him in a historical clique with men as renowned as Albert Einstein, Edgar Allan Poe and Jesse James.) 

He wondered whether his life would be better spent alone or alongside his wife-to-be. One of history’s greatest thinkers attempted to answer this unquantifiable question using—you guessed it—a pros and cons list.”


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