As some of you may know, this morning I posted a completely empty post.
Was it on purpose? Ultimately, yes.
I pushed writing the #TuesdayThoughts posts until Tuesday morning (sometimes I pre-write it the night before), but when the time came, I realized my mind was blank. There was not much running through my mind. It seemed like I was still a bit sleepy, and a bit in the wrong head space (still lost in Monday’s post and the weekend’s spirit).
Instead of faking it, I thought of not writing anything. And that is when I had this brilliant idea – let THEM speak first. By “them”, I mean YOU.
It was my intention to leave the floor completely open to any and all interpretation.
I wondered if anyone would try to point out the lack of content.
I wondered if anyone would try and see a hidden message.
In order to avoid your disappointment, I will share some thoughts now that I have your full attention.
While browsing through some radio stations during the day, I heard an excerpt from some kind of a talk show (I was skipping through stations to find some cool songs, so I did not listen to the talk too much.). The host and the guest discussed the different in expectations and upbringing of boys vs. girls. Girls were said to have to be “perfect”, while boys were meant to be “brave”.
And while I did not listen to the debate, those words stuck with me for a bit.
My parents always wanted me to be both.
Of course, I understand there is no such thing as “perfect”, I do admit that I strive to achieve perfection in any and every thing I do.
I also consider myself to be brave.
So now what? Am I both? Am I neither?
Does this ring true to you? If you are a boy, were you taught to be brave? If you are a girl, have you felt the pressure to be perfect?
Would you not want BOTH traits in your offspring?
If you have kids, did you raise them according to the above mentioned standards?
Those are my #TuesdayThoughts.
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