From a very young age we are brainwashed to believe we are to live for someone else.
It’s very misleading to raise a child telling them they need to grow to live a happy life yet constantly give them expectations in order for YOU to be happy.
In school we are raised to believe that we must ALWAYS share. That we must always give. That we must get a certain grade on our tests. That we must write a certain way. We must dress a certain way. Speak a certain way. Read certain books.
How often were we asked, “What do YOU want to do?” How often do you ask your own children, “What do YOU feel? What do YOU want to do?” We are expected to give and give and give without ever taking time to check in with ourselves and whatever it is what we truly want. All because we have been so concerned with pleasing everyone else and doing what is politically correct.
As if societies happiness and feelings are based on how you speak, dress, work or simply how YOU live YOUR life! 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔 Let’s think about it...
Most of the time our parents are telling us, “You have to grow up and go to college to get a good job where you could make a lot of money.” “You have to grow up and find a good man/woman who will take care of you.” Ummmmm.....what??? Whos life are you living here??? What if you want to grow up and backpack around the world?? What if you have this deep desire to start an animal shelter? What if you want to do nothing more then be a writer? What if you genuinely enjoy just creating art? What if you want to start a non-profit organization? What if you want to stay single so you have nothing tying you down? What if you don’t want to go to college because you don’t want to be in debt for most of your life and you would rather work a simplistic lifestyle?? Well...then it may seem to everyone else like you don’t have your life together. They will judge you and criticize you. And why?? Because you didn’t live up to their expectations of you.
The good part??? You are living your life for YOU! Doing whatever the hell you want to do to make YOU happy!
Because you are responsible for your own happiness. No one else’s!