Thursday, December 21, 2006

Neat Quote



"[We are] becoming so concerned about having perfect figures, or straight A’s, or professional status, or even absolute motherly success that we are being torn from our true selves. We often worry so much about pleasing and performing for others that we lose our own uniqueness, that full and relaxed acceptance of ourselves as a person of worth and individuality."
-Patricia Holland

7 comments:

Crystal said...

I like this quote, where'd ya find it?

Mom2samandsawyer said...

Those images say everything for me...they are outdated and so is that quote and thinking! (But I do love you and your quotes..hee hee)

Lura said...

Not worrying about what others think and accepting ourselves is outdated thinking??? Not in my book. I'm not sure where exactly I got the quote. I was going to link to it, but it some stuff from a religious belief that is contrary to my own, so I didn't link to it.

Char said...

Neat quote!! Me likey! haha :)

Mom2samandsawyer said...

What you wrote is not what I hear from that quote at all.

Lura said...

So what do you get from it?

Mom2samandsawyer said...

When I try to explain this, it makes it sound like I thought it through so much and I didn't but I will just say this. I think that a woman can have anything she wants. IF she wants professional sucess, she can have it. IF she wants motherly sucess, she can have it. I don't need an excuse to stop giving to other people or a lot of myself. Sometimes these quotes make me think that for a lot of people, they do not like that women are so powerful today, that they "have it all". Do I think that we should be comfortable with ourselves...of course. In other words, if we try to be something huge for work, others or our children, then we can't accept ourselves. I think we should give women more credit than that. We can be great at a lot of things without stripping away what makes us unique and individuals. I personally feel the most relaxed in myself, the best indivual I can be when I am using my talents for others, especially my family.