Opinions are like..

For most of my life I was one of those people who kept to myself. I never argued differences in opinion or spoke up when I didn't agree with something. As I am getting older I am finding myself speaking up more and more.

It feels nice to have a voice. It also scares me sometimes to see the reactions of those people that I used to always agree with. They don't know how to handle me having my own thoughts. They tend to want to fight with me because I don't always see the world as they do.

In reality I NEVER did see the world as they did, just never wanted conflict. Now I see that these same couple of people will belittle me if they don't agree with me and try and make me feel like my opinion can't matter.

Why do we do this to ourselves?

I am angry some days at myself for allowing this behavior. Why did I allow myself to be degraded for someone else?

As part of my plan to love myself and find my own happiness, this is just one aspect of some of the changes I'm making. I'm no longer allowing someone else to make me feel less then them in effort to feed their own ego.

How do you deal with this type of person? Are you like I was and avoid conflict or do you stand up for your beliefs and put them in their place?

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