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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Make Deeply Considered Choices


To know what you prefer
instead of humbly saying Amen
to what the world tells you you ought to prefer,
is to have kept your soul alive.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Never allow a person to tell you NO
who doesn't have the power to say YES.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Is freedom anything else than the right
to live as we wish? Nothing else.
- Epictetus

Today's affirmation:
I have no need to conform to the stereotypes others have defined for me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each of us has a choice in all matters. There is nothing that any of us ever HAVE to do. Each of us, man or woman, chooses the roles we play, and what we make of our lives at each instant. Expectation and Tradition are burdens we take upon ourselves, or choose to throw off.

Does this mean becoming selfish? Not at all, it means becoming selective. It always means doing what we believe is right, regardless of the expectations of others.

Expectations (Demands) suck the juice out of life. Don't believe that you are bound by the demands of others. You do not have to conform to the stereotypes others have defined for you.

Further reading: Trust Your Own Wisdom

Intention versus Expectation (Demand)

Why I Choose to Believe that Others are Never the Cause of My Unhappiness

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