Sunday, October 31, 2010


Don't be too loud.
Don't be too smart.
Don't give an opinion, or if you do, give it tentatively.
Don't speak up.
Don't ask questions.
Oh no, don't dare express an emotion, especially if it's painful.
Don't confront.
Don't expect kindness - or respect.
Don't you know it's your job to make everything okay?
Don't lie, unless telling the truth might hurt more.
Don't stand up for yourself.
Don't get your feelings hurt so easily.
And for god's sake, don't ever let them see you cry.
Don't dredge up the past.
Don't talk about the hard stuff.
Don't ask for help - but be there to help when anyone else needs a hand.
Don't play the victim.
Don't acknowledge pain.
Don't love too much and don't expect anything in return.
Don't step on anybody's toes.
Don't live life out loud.
Don't trust your own creativity.
Don't listen to your own soul.
Don't take a risk,
Don't dare to dream.

STOP!  Don't listen.  Refuse to comply.

1 comment:

  1. yikes, this list is pretty on the nose. I would love to say that I am not complying. I can say that I am working on it.