..to think about!

My biggest fear is that eventually you will see me the way I see myself, and you won’t like it.
It’s like – I’m drowning and you’re standing three feet away screaming – “learn how to swim”

Extract from https://finallyunchained.blog – Pia Majumdar

Very thought provoking!

Don’t many of us feel this way? Not many of us have glowing reports of ourselves – do we? Hence the constant validation from people we seek, from friends, colleagues, strangers and even family …and yet somehow even that is never enough.

“and if i asked you to name all the the people that you love, how long would it take for you to name yourself?”

2 Replies to “..to think about!”

  1. Good question. I have taken rather good care of myself, over the years since my wife passed. Before that, most of my attention was on her and on our son, during the period of her physical decline. There is an underlying caveat, though, in that the undercurrent from some family members, “Take care of yourself, lest we end up having to”, plays in the background. Thankfully, I am in robust health and in any case, my son and future daughter-in-law don’t feel that way.

    1. theextraaamile says: Reply

      Thank you for sharing 🙂 I guess it always has to be ‘me first’, its only when we are capable of taking good care of ourselves can we do the same to others.

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