|Forgive the look... it was the '80s! (source)|
When they showed her as a young woman, she reacted to her future husband's proposal by saying this:
"I love you so much but I will never be one of those women... who stays silent and pretty on the arm of her husband. Or remote and alone in the kitchen -doing the washing up, for that matter. One's life must matter... Beyond all the cooking and the cleaning and the children. One's life must mean more than that. I cannot die washing up a teacup!"
Oh, I connected. I absolutely connected. Because I want to be a mother. But I really want to have an amazing career. I am driven, and it makes me so proud and happy.
Life is about choices, and (fictional) Margaret knew what she wanted and wouldn't compromise. It cost her at times, and she made sacrifices. She was a wife and mother, as well as Prime Minister. But she was driven and didn't resign herself to something she didn't want.
For me, that's chasing what I want like Leslie Knope. And eating breakfast food like Ron Swanson.