How do you belittle yourself to protect someone else’s feelings…how do you do something like this? Well in my opinion, it is not possible to NOT be what we are meant to be on this earth. There are some people in life, who feel it necessary to tell you that you need to be less so they can feel good. I have come across this many times in my life, and because of feeling bad for them, I found myself shrinking in my character or walking on eggshells so as not to offend them with any greatness they perceive I may have.
Now, I am not a “toot your horn till it can’t toot no more” type of personality, but I am also not ashamed to be me and I am very happy to have and share the many talents that I have been blessed with. It really hurts me that some people, not all, feel that I or anyone else should be less around them to make them feel happy with themselves. It is a sickness of the psyche that really gets at me because I feel there is enough greatness, talent, awesomeness etc to go around. When I see someone who has greatness inside them, it does not make me upset that I may not have the same things they have. I never understood this type of thinking to be jealous or envious because someone else has something you currently do not have but could. However, taunting someone with how wonderful you think you are is a different story for a different blog.
We all have so many different forms of brightness’s and if someone expects you to extinguish your light so they can feel better…well that is very sad. I wish anyone who feels this way well, and hope that they can come to a place of genuinely and healthily loving who they are and what they have to offer this world.
This has been on my mind for a while now…these thoughts, so I just want to say that I am going to keep being me and will bless and be happy for others who are themselves. Why shrink away the greatness that you are to make sure you are not hurting anyone? It serves no one to do this, especially the ones you are shrinking in character for.
Some people need to take responsibility for themselves and their Self and learn to understand that they have so much inside to share. It may not be the same as another person, but that does not matter and that is what makes this world so wonderful. Just love who you are. ♥