Can’t We All Just Get Along?
I have a couple of questions that I don’t think are talked about nearly enough. Are you ready for this? Here we go. Why are women made to be pitted against each other? Why are we made to think that we are enemies or are in constant need to compare, contrast, and COMPETE against one another? It is awful, and I am sick of it. It is absolutely unnecessary, and I refuse to participate!
Social and traditional media, like magazines, movies, and tv, have created this false narrative that we need to be putting each other down in order for us to pull ourselves up. Like there is a shortage of good looks, money, power, and sex! Let me tell you, darling, there is plenty to go around of all of that, and I want each and every hard-working fantastic woman to have a giant piece of that delicious pie!
So, let’s stop this charade that we have to be mean to each other because it is so not true. I love it when another woman has something nice to say to me, and I love to give it right back. I mean, have you ever seen the face of another woman that you compliment? It doesn’t even have to be anything significant. It could be as small as saying something nice about what she is wearing or compliment a mannerism, and, my girl, she will act like you just handed her the moon and stars. And what did that cost you? Nothing!
One time a woman told me, “Women have two choices to make when she wakes up in the morning. She can choose to sparkle, or she can choose not to sparkle, and you have chosen to sparkle.” Are you freaking kidding me? That was the best thing that I have ever heard, and that compliment was actually almost 20 years old. It will stay with me until I die. Actually, I want that on my headstone.
Start today. Start right now. Start small and remember that we are stronger together and that there are plenty of opportunities to dissolve the outdated negative mindset. Let’s create a stronger narrative that supports your fellow woman and brings up closer together.