...as a child, yes. Definitely. All the time. I grew up in a world of "being seen, and not heard". I was taught right from wrong and basically had to live by the rules of the house I lived in. As a kid, I didn't know any better, so I conformed. I didn't want to create any trouble, but then again, I didn't get to do much and really didn't have a mind of my own until I grew up and started to experience the world.
I guess that happened in college. From that point forward, I started to buck the system.
Today, as an adult, I enjoy the fact that I don't have to live by the house rules, but by my own rules. At work, I do what I am suppose to do and if in doubt, ask. I still have opinions but I stick to what I know and do it very well. But outside of work, I am my own person and I make my own rules and live my life the way I see fit.
While I think that it is healthy to have a difference of opinion, sometimes you will never agree on things, so my motto in that circumstance is "to agree to disagree". My husband and I don't always agree on things, but I don't expect it. And I don't always agree with my parents either. But today, I am not afraid to speak up...to anyone.
And no matter what, I'm never going to be on the backburner again.
Wishing you moments to put yourself on the front burner!
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