“Should” is the word used by the invisible committee of “THEY” to run your life.
“I should be thinner.”“I should be a better parent.”“I should have thought of that before.”
I should. I should. I should.
- Do I need to do this? (That takes care of your health and the government.)
- Do I want to do this? (That takes care of the little kid who lives inside you.)
- If the roles were reversed, would I want someone else to do this for me? (That takes care of your ethical and moral side.)
If the answer to all three questions is “NO,” don’t do it.
If the answer to any of them is “YES,” go forth. But be proud of the fact that you’re doing it by choice, and not because you were “shoulded” into it.
Oh yes, give others the same slack…
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