Monday, July 9, 2007

Words to live by

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Eleanor Roosevelt, 'This Is My Story,' 1937



I have always loved this quote, although I haven't always lived by it (but I should). It is too easy to let others "get to you" through their words. I am a pretty sensitive person, so putting my thoughts out in a public blog where any random person can read them is a bit of a crap shoot at times. I never know if someone in this town is reading it and saying shit about me behind my back.

I would love to be the kind of person who just lets things slide off their back, but sometimes that is much easier said than done. I am fortunate so far in that I haven't heard of anyone saying mean things about me or my blog. And that is good. But I am aware this has happened to other bloggers and it makes me angry like you wouldn't believe.

I still don't have the thick skin my dad always wanted me to develop (sorry, I am human with feelings), but I will try to live by this quote the best I can. I have spent too many of my almost 32 years on this planet putting myself down (something else I am working on), so why do I need to listen to catty bitches and stupid assholes anyway? I am working on being the best "me" that I can, and as long as I know it, I shouldn't care what anyone else thinks.

Oh, and Eleanor Roosevelt was full of awesome quotes! Here are a couple more I love:

"I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then live with that decision."

"Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world."

Amen.


Today's stats:
Bike:
Distance: 10 miles
Time: 36:06

3 comments:

Marcy said...

You're so cute, I love it!!

I LOVE that quote!! I saw it awhile ago and it's definitely true! I think for me, mean comments directed at me hurt depending on who they came from. If it was someone close to me, I'd be hurt. If it was some random stranger, it would just roll. You also have to think about people's motives when they say stuff like that. Perhaps insecurities on their own part?

Sometimes I wonder if my Mom is reading my blog sometimes. Oh dear the things she'd think LOL But oh well, it's not stuff I wouldn't say out loud in public anyway. (I'm so trashy :P)

Nikki said...

I hear yah Michelle..

AMEN!

In dealing with bullying this last school year I have been doing readin...it is those with no backbone that strike out at others. They have low self esteem and want others to feel as shitty as they do.

People are mean...and selfish, rich housewives with nothing better to do then take stabs at someone who is making a difference with their life and those around them are bitter bitter and dont deserve friends like ours :)

Mom is on Decaf Now said...

I am all teary!! You are the best!!!