Bob Dylan had it right.
He made his mark young, then left it behind to be a father.
I've been stupid all my life,
wasting time & pulling back,
and fear I need to leave my family to make my mark.
"My family was my light and I was going to protect that light at all cost. That was where my dedication was, first, last and everything in -between. What did I owe the rest of the world? Nothing. Not a damn thing. . . . In my real life I got to do the things that I loved the best and that was all that mattered -- the Little League games, birthday parties, taking my kids to school, camping trips, boating, rafting, canoeing, fishing. . . . "
Bob Dylan, Chronicles: Volume One.