Over the years I have received the comment that I’m too nice when responding with anything that life throws at me. The comment is usually seen as a bad thing – that I didn’t handle the situation properly.
Our society tends to favour loud and aggressive people. I have been told that I should be more assertive to get ahead in life. However, when they mean be more assertive, they mean aggressive and loud. Just because I don’t respond in the same way that they do doesn’t mean my opinion is less valuable or I’m less powerful than them. Sometimes their opinions and comments are hard to ignore; you always hear them because they make a lot of noise. However, I truly believe actions speak louder than words.Read More