Kenyan. BSc Economics and Statistics. Writer, Published by MumsVillage Kenya. Blogger at WP, Exploring Medium. Find me at nderisarah.com
The louder his voice has got, the softer his heart has become towards others and the daily struggles they go through.
We owe the people who raise us a certain amount. We have to acknowledge that they likely know more about life than us and have valuable advice to give. We can learn a lot from them. We should do what we can to care for them.
Your parents chose* to have children. You didn’t choose to be their child.
Who granted me “leave” to be absent from a friendly supportive interaction, which, sadly, I did not regard as “normal?”
Shy people or introverts, such as myself, may also not engage with friendly people when meeting them face to face, because of cognitive dissonance.
…n’t view yourself as a smart, competent person, hearing those words might send you into a tailspin. You’ll be left wondering whether you lack insight or the other person lacks judgement.
“You want the praise of people who kick themselves every 15 minutes. The praise of people who despise themselves?” — Marcus Aurelius
Seriously, you can.
Here’s the important thing you already know: success comes when you show up consistently over time and help people.
You need to accept that you cannot become more than you are. No matter how much you would need another pair of hands, ears, eyes… this is what you are given, thi…