I am an Ultra-Conservative, Alpha-Male, True Authentic Leader, Type "C" Personality, who is very active in my community; whether it is donating time, clothes or money for Project Concern or going to Common Council meetings and voicing my opinions. As a blogger, I intend to provide a different viewpoint "The way I see it!" on various world, national and local issues with a few helpful tips & tidbits sprinkled in.
The Stepford Friends
You are not responsible for the programming you picked up in childhood. However, as an adult, you are one hundred percent responsible for fixing it. ~Ken Keyes, Jr.
We try to teach our children to think for themselves, don’t succumb to peer pressure. While in school, kids are cliquey, it’s a natural part of growing up. However, if Sally tells you to jump off a bridge, we ask our kids, “will you”? Of course, our kids are going to roll their eyes as if the obvious answer is “no” and wonders why we even ask. If the group of kids is picking on someone, you hope your child is better than that and doesn’t partake. Of course, that puts them in a bad situation; do they go against what all their friends are doing, knowing they may lose those “friends” by standing up to them for what they are doing wrong?
Your life is a result of the choices you make. The things you do or don't do. If you don't like your life it is time to start making better choices and stand up and do something.
As adults, we shouldn’t have this dilemma that children do. There is no reason that you need to surrender your values just to make or keep friends. As I stated before, most of my friends are liberals or moderates. We fully know each other has different opinions on issues. These differences may even be the reason we were drawn together to get to know each other. It is the intelligent conversation or even debate that brings shape to our friendship.
I don’t want friends that agree with me, just to agree; I don’t need the “status-quo” friends in my life. I want honest friends. Honest with me, honest with themselves. I don’t need a Stepford Friend…really, do you?
Stepford Wives – trailer