I don’t relate well to women’s …I don’t want to say issues but female focused things? Like assuming that women have low self confidence, that women hold themselves back.
Is this wildly true? Or is it true in a small case and the other women perpetuate the myth?
Women & Me
I’m not saying that these things are imagined, or invalid. I am saying that I’m kind of sick of hearing about them. And I know, to a large degree, you are responsible for what you consume. I preach that and believe in it.
Sometimes though, it feels pervasive. I’ve had the “low self esteem” and the “holding yourself back” comments aimed at me this year a few times from a very wide variety of sources. And that is why it has started to bug me so much.
Are we judging others too much? Are the people who make these comments looking at one narrow sliver of your life and saying, “Yep, THAT is your problem” without taking the time to get to know you?
The most ironic and/or depressing part of this is that it has solely come at me from other women. Are we judging AND self-perpetuating these things that may or may not be true for an individual?
Maybe we could just start to trust that if someone had chosen not to do something, it’s not because they lack confidence or are holding themselves back, but maybe that they are an adult who has made a decision based on what they want?!