My parents have always taught me to be polite, that you should be kind and humble – but at what point do you stop? At what point do you say enough is enough?
There are two essential rules that my parents have bestowed upon me:
1. People don’t like to hear the truth.
There are many reasons for this rule. No one wants to hear that they are a bad person, or you don’t like them – sometimes you have pretend, you have to put your feelings aside and be mature in situations, for the benefit of everyone else.
2. You have to do things you don’t want to.
I don’t particularly enjoy cleaning the house but I have to do it . This rule also applies to socialising with people you may not like. Again, putting your feelings aside to avoid an argument and to satisfy others.
But please, someone explain to me, how long do you have to follow these rules? At what point can we just scream say, “OH MY GOD I can’t stand your selfish behaviour anymore!”
My sister-in-law is getting married in a matter of weeks.
In the build up to such event I would normally be organising my families outfits. If accommodation was required I would have organised it months in advance. I would be speaking to my children daily about the exciting event and even count down the days.
But I haven’t done anything for prepare myself or my family for this wedding. Why? Because, I honestly don’t care that she is getting married.