I cannot help but marvel as I observe so many people unable to give a clear and direct #NO I think the #fear #shame #guilt #aversion speak to the need to APPEAR ? easy going. Keepin it chill– but #noresponse OR 4000 #excuses for why “probably(or even definitively)” you cannot or will not do a thing, is #bullshit needless complexity. I am good with No.
And a solid “Nope” with an extra pop at the end really says it all. (Nō“P” ) Those who cannot say no (even when it is 100% the only true answer) also do not tolerate it well. So, #beware and #bereal. Saying No is not mean. Having boundaries and being direct is a time saver and shows respect, though possibly not reverence and submission as required by some. (clearing throat, not naming names or pointing to my #foo) #boundaries and #directCommunication are for
the #wholesome & #badass
But too much for others. #sayno#sayitwithlove
Victims of physical,emotional or sexual trauma will spend a life time learning how to say No without fear. Perpetrators will find ways to circumvent No and any sort of clear boundaries…. whatever it takes to have what they feel entitled to. I guess that is their journey. Boundary having and respecting is for the wholesome and the badass and too much for others.
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