Many of us like to be liked. We like to be popular. We like to have the approval of other people. We like it when people agree with us. It’s not a bad thing. But there is a price to always wanting to be liked and I believe that price is huge.Talking form experience. Many times we sacrifice saying what we really mean; doing what we believe is truly right and living the life that others want us to lead rather the one that we believe is our purpose.
From a young age my father would tell me that being liked by everyone is NOT a good thing and that sometimes I have to create enemies to clearly know who’s on my side. Not everyone will be there for you when you down – Let’s just say I never listened to him.
Pleasing everyone is exhausting, if not impossible. I think even trying to, doesn’t make much sense and will probably cause one nothing but stress, frustration and unhappiness. People are different, people were raised differently, and people choose to see life in their own eyes. We have to be mindful of that but that doesn’t mean that we have to subscribe to other people’s lenses.
Knowing and better understanding people is one thing, trying to become how they want us to be is another.You can listen to people. You can learn from them. You can be agreeable and you can agree to disagree. But it you’re liked by everyone, you’re doing it wrong.
That’s just my opinion. Feel free to disagree!
In response to today’s Daily Prompt: Disagree