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Mother May I?

7 comments | April 12th, 2012

(submitted by OOC)

If Sue Sylvester can have this kind of insight, thinkn what the rest of us are capable of: "You know when I finally began to like who I am?  When I decided to stop trying to please you." ~ (Sue to her mom)

You spend your time more worried about pleasing others than you are about pleasing yourself?  What do you think is the right balance?  Go on and #discuss.  We're listening.

7 comments

  • Lisa

    Posted on February 3, 2011

    There are definitely a couple of people I would like to say this too. Unfortunately, I’m not quite there yet. Soon :)

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  • Paula

    Posted on February 3, 2011

    My mother NEVER was able to individuate from her mom. I mean she (my mom) was seventy something and every mean thing my grandma said devastated her!! It was pretty sad. I tried to learn from that. You know, let it roll off my back. Didn’t accomplish it 100%, but I wasn’t like my mom in that regard.

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  • Jackie

    Posted on February 3, 2011

    I feel like I would be a lot different if I stopped worrying about what my mom (and dad, for that matter) thought of me. It’s definitely inhibited my work (I’m an artist). You know, you don’t want them to think less of you.

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  • OOC

    Posted on February 4, 2011

    Hey, Lisa. We here at OOC are rooting for you to get there sooner rather than later. Let the happier begin! XO, OOC

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  • OOC

    Posted on February 4, 2011

    Oh, Jackie…yea, stop worrying about that. Now, we’re not saying you should stop caring about that or them (of course), but if their view of what’s going to make you the happiest version of you doesn’t fit with your view (wants, needs, curiosities, passions…) screw em, and any one else. Politely of course. XO, OOC

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  • Vonzel

    Posted on April 12, 2012

    I just saw this on the twitter bar on this page. Shoe fits:

    “Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.” ~ Lao Tzu

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