Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Do not assume

Do not assume that because I am an atheist that I have no morals or faith.

Do not assume that because I dislike confrontation that I will not stick up for myself.

Do not assume that because I am smiling that I am happy.

Do not assume that because I share a lot through social media that I have no secrets.

Do not assume that because I am broken that I will let you treat me like a door mat.

Do not assume that because I am a mother that I have no interest in anything other than child rearing.

Do not assume that because I wear makeup that I am vain.

Do not assume that because I am a SAHM that I spend all day colouring in and going out for coffee.

Do not assume that because I am pro-breastfeeding that I am anti-formula.

Do not assume that because I have lots of friends that I'm not lonely.

Do not assume that because I am outgoing that I am not insanely anxious.

What do people assume about you?

28 comments:

  1. lots of the same things. Very true post. 

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  2. Too friggin much!

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  3. That I must want another child.
    That I must be going back to work.
    That I am scary when I am just blunt.

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  4. people assume that (because I am a control freak) and save my tears for behind closed doors that I don't have any and that I'm tough as bricks and therefore don't require that extra kindness, because I'm doing just fine.

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  5. people assume that I am awesome.

    And they would be right.

    xx

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  6. That I am strong.
    That because I'm not crying you haven't hurt me.
    That because I am chosing to stay at home with my kids I really mustn't be very smart.
    That because I hate my kitchen and don't cook much that I can't.
    That because I am quiet I must be fooled and will let you walk all over me.
    That I will do anything to have another child.
    That I'm a bitch because I can rattle a few fucking lines off to put you in your place if you piss me off enough.
    That I'm confident.

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  7. People assume I'm a bitch and up myself.  Most likely I am...

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  8. Great post Glowless. People assume so many things about me I could go on and on - this should be a linky!

    People assume because I'm quiet that I'm uninteresting.
    That I haven't gone back to work yet because I am lazy and/or stupid.
    That because I am polite they can ignore what I want for my kids, my life.
    That what I have to say isn't worth listening to.
    That they know what's better for my kids than I do. 

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  9. Love this list!  Don't assume that because I'm a good friend, you can use me and not offer me the same in return

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  10. Lots of yours already and

    Do not assume that because I need this job I want this job.

    Word.

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  11. I love this post ... A world without assumption and labeling would be a lovely place.

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  12. Do not assume that I'm depressed or need meds because I'm often low on physical or emotional energy.

    Do not assume (nobodies) I'm a bad parent or my child's undisciplined, especially when you don't know what you are looking at.Do not assume because I haven't called, there's an issue. You have a phone too.
    Do not assume what 'normal' is or should be.

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  13. whiningattheworldApril 24, 2012 at 1:56 PM

    Many of those (and in the comments) ring true for me.

    One big one for me is:

    Dont assume because I'm sometimes aloof that I'm a bitch or up myself.

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  14. I will never assume anything about you! I think you are full of surprises.. great post. great topic.

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  15. Dammit Glow - for some reason this post just unleashed the floodgates.

    Don't assume that just because I walk tall that inside I'm not broken.

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  16. do not assume that because i'm not saying anything, i'm not thinking something …  xt

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  17. I am now in love with you x
    Do not assume I don't know about sexual abuse
    Do not assume I don't know about mental illness
    Do not assume I don't know about alcoholism
    Do not assume that because I'm not religious I am not spiritual
    Do not assume because I work with behaviour and children that I am judgemental
    Do not assume anything about me unless you've walked in my shoes and lived my life

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  18. Do not assume that because I always have a smile for all that means that my heart ever totally mended

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  19. Do not assume I am weak simply because I am humble and honest.

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  20. Do not assume that because I work I don't want to be home with my family
    Do not assume that because I don't say you hurt me, you didn't

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  21. Cherie @ a baby called MaxApril 24, 2012 at 10:10 PM

    Because I am shy, I know I get mistaken for being a snob/arrogant/vain.

    Nothing could be further from the truth.

    When people are talking to me, I am just dying with shyness.  DYING with it.

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  22. People often assume I can speak Swedish, just because I've lived her for 12 years. I can't. Well, not very well.

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  23. that because i stay with my husband i think abuse is okay or i'm not strong enough to leave
    that because i am down i am out
    that because i didn't go to college i am stupid
    that because i have anxiety and depression i am crazy
    that because i'm overweight i am lazy or unhealthy
    that because you heard it it's true
    that because i am smiling i am not desperately lonely
    that because i am calm on the outside i am not screaming on the inside

    that because i let your mean comments go they were above my head.  they are not above my head i just choose not to call you out because you're not worth my time.  but trust me, i have gotten every single insult you have flung my way and it just makes you look mean, petty and ignorant in my eyes and only makes me stronger.

    and if i can steal these:
    Do not assume that because I dislike confrontation that I will not stick up for myself.

    Do not assume that because I am broken that I will let you treat me like a door mat

    i love this!  i feel better  =)

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  24. I absolutely agree with these!  I couldn't have phrased it better.

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  25. Do not assume that because I'm skinny, I eat air for breakfast and exercise 24 hours a day.

    Do not assume that because I'm skinny, I am healthy and don't need to worry about my weight.

    Do not assume that because I am a SAHM, I am not smart.Do not assume that because I am a SAHM, I must be counting down the days until I go 'back' to 'real' work.

    Great post, Glow. Scary, though. It's hard to get the lid back on this can of worms!!

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  26. Don't assume that because I'm an atheist I'm also bi ;)

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  27. i hate people who assume things because when they do, they're also usually passing judgement - two things i cannot stand.

    do not assume that because i don't have children, i never wanted them. do not assume that i'm HAPPY about having time to sleep in, do things on a whim and have freedom because i have no children - because i'd trade them all in a heartbeat.

    ~x~

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