Would you agree that women care too much? Often we worry about other people, what they think, or what we said, to the point that we get ourselves in a tizzy. Is it too much?
There are women out there who open their mouth and let what they think fall right out of it. It’s impolite, often frowned upon, but it truly works and it’s powerful. So many of us would love to be the kind of gal that can just stand up for herself right away, but for many this is a struggle. The yearning to be polite, not hurt feelings or shake things up can take over, preventing us from saying what we think. So do women care too much? Should we, quite literally, care less? Possibly so, but years of conditioning to comply go against us. Women are brought up to care. For one, maternal roles are thrust upon us from the beginning, in the form of dolls, cuddlys and so forth. We are conditioned to be polite and not say what we think without considering it first. This means that from a very young age, we shut off that ability to literally blurt it out. Not always a bad thing, but not always a good one either. Fitting in begins at school and carries on throughout life. Watching what you say and hoping you didn’t put your foot in it are part and parcel of daily worries. This impacts on women’s careers, as being the loud or bossy one is frowned upon usually. How much time would it save to just say exactly what’s in your head – without the politics? It just never ends, and we lose hours of productive time worrying about what we said when we should really consider why we want to say it.If it is the case that women care too much, then we need to talk about it. By facing up to and challenging this, we can actually start to say what we really think!