For as long as I lived with my parents, they abused me physically and mentally. They decided where l went, what l did, and with whom l spoke to. Depending on their whims, they would either lavish me with generosity or violently beat me in the name of discipline.
“You’ll never make it in marketing; you’re too shy and quiet,” my professor told me, “I think you should change your major.”
I have since replayed this memory many times.
Social media can be a great tool for building and sustaining relationships. It’s pretty incredible that we’re able to connect with friends and family who live all over the world right from our phones!
I work as a salesperson. Just like any other salesperson, I face immense pressure on a daily basis to bring clients in and ensure I hit my sales target.
“He did something wrong. You should talk to him.”
“Hey, why me? You should be the one to tell him. Aren’t you his friend?”
Due to my conflict-avoidant personality, the idea of correcting someone scares me. I fear that speaking up will affect my relationship with my friends. Therefore, when I see them doing something wrong, I often ask others to reprove them instead, just like I did in the conversation above.