People tell me to….

People tell me I should learn to say the word no. 

So I do.

I tell myself it is a complete sentence that does not require explanation.

I form the word and then I say it.

But no one listens.

People tell me I should give my opinion.

So I do.

I consider my stance, weigh out the pros and cons as I see them. Then I formulate my reply and verbalise it.

But no one listens.

I wonder sometimes what the point is. What’s the point of saying no, or giving opinions when neither of them are going to be taken into consideration.

Strong and confident people would be listened to, they would make themselves heard.

Me, people just chalk it down to my anxieties, spinning my reasoning away and replacing it with their own.

No one seems to take into account that often my utterance of the word no or my considered opinions are nothing to do with my anxiteies. Sometimes I actually have good reasons or ideas.

It would be nice if people took the time to hear them.


2 thoughts on “People tell me to….

  1. Its frustrating isn’t when no one listens, doubly so when you are asked for an opinion and what you say falls on deaf ears. You just have to keep trying and not let them drag you down, believe you have opinions that are worth expressing mainly because you know you are right..

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    • One of my goals when I attended counselling was to try to learn to be heard and effectively put my point across. While I learnt tips, I clearly have some way to go 🙂
      What irks me though, is that the people who put me in the above positions know that what I am like are are the people telling me to say no! Lol

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