Yesterday I was pondering a dilemma, (Is it better to say what’s on your mind, even if it risks upsetting someone?) today, as if the universe were looking for an answer for me, it appeared.
Ameena Falchetto, a fellow expat and blogger found this blog post, “The Complete Guide to not giving a Fuck” and as the title suggests, it held my answer. At the end of the post, Julien Smith, the author, gives 5 steps to reclaiming your self respect. One of his steps rang loud and clear for me:
“STEP 4. Tell the truth.
You don’t need to be an asshole, but the world does not need another conflict-avoidant, evasive person. No one wants another individual who steps in line with everyone else. The status quo is doing fine without you, so it’s up to you to call bullshit if you see it.
Ok, THANK YOU Julien Smith! (his blog is brilliant by the way!) I hear you! I am who I am, I need to embrace that, no-one likes a bullshitter, right? Being honest is ok and I don’t need everyone to like me. (his fact number 2)
What do you think? Are you ready to reclaim your self respect? Give this blog a read, its worth it!