|Are You "Keeping Busy" to Avoid Painful Emotions?|
|As an individual, you have a right to take care of yourself as you see fit, even if others don't agree|
|Life is filled with both joy and pain. Thicht Nhat Hanh about the lotus: No mud, no beauty|
Her sister came to my friend's home, dragged her out to dinners and movies. Whenever my weary friend would ask me about this, I would tell her that I didn't think it was a good idea for her to exhaust herself in this way--that she needed time to herself. But, after years of accommodating herself to others, she felt that she couldn't let her sister down. She didn't want to seem ungrateful, so she went along with it.
You don't have to go along with what others think is best for you, and you don't have to run from your feelings.
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