Today’s society has brainwashed us all to believe that we have to please everybody. Brainwashed us to believe that we need to make everybody happy. Brainwashed us to put others before ourselves, but that idea is impossible. For us to be able to give anything, we must first have it ourselves. It is beyond impossible to make everybody happy and there are times when people, that we always make happy, wont be and all I am here to say is that it is okay.
It is okay to be frustrated at times. It is okay to want to be alone sometimes. Just as it is okay for you to be happy, it is just as okay for you to be sad. People will try to shame you make you feel bad for feeling emotions at times because it doesn’t help what they are going through and it is okay. Do not allow the selfish wants and needs from other people deter you from your growth.
It is okay for the class clown to be quiet sometimes. It doesn’t mean that something has to be wrong with him/her. Its probably just that he/she doesn’t have anything to say. Its okay to try ask if everything is alright but once they give you the answer, don’t try and force them to be the person that you want them to be for you. That will only add frustration and eventually resentment towards you.
It tends to be extremely hard in serious relationships such as a spouse, family member or close friend but know that its okay for everybody to have their individual emotions. Society has created this rule saying that if you are best friends or an intimate partner that you have to do everything together and I have one simple question. Why? Why do you have to be connected by the hip with your “besty” and if you aren’t then they can’t be a best friend or a loving spouse. It is okay to run errands alone so that you can clear your head. It is okay to do an activity with friends. It is okay. Do not allow people to make you feel obligated to do things that go against what you want and need to do for yourself. If you need space, take it. If you need to change your environment, change it.
It is okay to have feelings. It is okay to do what you have to do for yourself. You are not only living to make the people around you feel comfortable. Live your life the way that you want and understand that people are living their lives the best way they can. You are allowed to feel. You are allowed to have wants. You are allowed to have needs and set boundaries.
If you want to wear the shirt because its comfortable and makes you feel good, wear the shirt. Don’t let outside voices create insecurities in you, making doubts of what something looks like or how people might talk about you. If you want to do the activity, don’t let outsiders tell you to move in another direction. Do what makes you happy and always remember that its okay to tell people “No” as well. Don’t let the emotions and beliefs of somebody else make you feel obligated to do anything and everything they tell you, or ask you, to do. You are in control and from me to you, just know that whatever you choose, it is OKAY.