It’s important to learn how to say no, even to friends are family. People whom you may think are friends and family, may pressure you to say yes, when you don’t want to. It’s important to be able to stand up for yourself. You will mature and grow as a result. Putting up boundaries is also important to see who wants to be your friend and who doesn’t.
Figuring out what you are and are not willing to tolerate is important. Whether this be family, friends, job, or other aspects of your life. Most recently for me, it’s been the toxic industrials refusing to give us anything back after demolishing an untold number of homes in the neighborhood (Ram Mounts/National Products INC in particular). There have also been predatory development in my ‘sacrifice zone’ residential neighborhood. I’m done with this shit, and so have been informing the community on how to pressure the government to leave us alone.
Knowing when to break off from a job or relationship will also save you a lot of time in the long-run. I, like my neighborhood, has things they will not tolerate. Like with the industrials, the predatory development is getting the neighborhood more and more aggravated. If I had never learned to say no, I would not be able to stand up for myself or community. This bullshit will not stand.
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