Saturday, October 31, 2009

It's not about you. It's about me.

One of the biggest disadvantages of being a Libran is that we're people pleasers.
It is ALWAYS about somebody else.
About going out of the way to make other people happy.
Giving up something that means a lot to you, so you can let someone else have their way.
Not rubbing your beliefs in someone else's face because it might hurt their sentiments.
Always saying the right thing and not because you are afraid of people, but because you are afraid of hurting them.
And worst of all, never ever being able to say no.

A week ago, I got an amazing oppurtunity to be a part of an Art Camp.
I've started taking courses in Colour Therapy and my Teacher seemed seemed pretty pleased with me.
She wanted to sign me up as a Student Volunteer for this camp.
Each volunteer would be assigned to assist an established artist for those two days and basically contribute to the painting.
Considering the fact that I am trying very hard to get in touch with my arty side, nothing could have been better.
But I had already made a commitment to someone else and she wouldn't let me back out.
So what do I do?
I give up the Art Camp.
How do I feel now?
Great.
I learned that people are largely selfish and always do what benefits them.
It doesn't matter to them that you sacrifice more than anyone else would to keep them happy.
So I decided from now on, I'm going to put my foot down and get my way.
From now it's not about you, you or you.
It about me.

5 comments:

oRange* said...

exactly! i think u should always think about urself first and i dont think thats being selfish.

Esha said...

Anyone with even the tiniest amount of self-respect wouldn't ask someone to sacrifice themselves for him/her nor sacrifice oneself for someone else.

malpani.!! said...

Its not about being selfish when you put self before others but its about being practical.. because frankly no one gives a damn about how much of the art of giving that you possess..!

♪♪HARINI♪♪ said...

Hi! this is the first time I'm visiting you . i loved your blog.
and I'm a Libran too!!
:D
I always want to please people. My Principle at school used to say, if you give her love, she'd do anything at all for you.. and thats so very true!!
:)

Neno said...

are you a Libra?
goosh,me too :)
and yes we have to stand on what we want,not what others want.
i like your blog,so deep.
cherioo :D