We live in a culture surrounded by YESes . Sometimes it feels like we are living in a five star hotel where the concierge is always keen to please us.
The tendency to say YES to everything is a problem of living in a society ruled by marketing .
Some of us are so trained to believe in things that are not real and when that comes to health, a lot of problems arise.
I remember years ago a family member feeding my nephew a supermarket baby food. And I said to this person:
“Can I prepare something fresh for him instead ? It will take me 5 minutes to make it.”
This person replied to me saying :
“The food that is already prepared by this company is much more nutritious and healthier than homemade food.”
And she was serious about it .
That’s what I call totally YES to marketing messages to the point where one doesn’t question anything, people go into the “whatever” mode.
I am a huge believer that lack of personal boundaries and knowing who you are, are the causes of this yes yes yes.
Think about another example . I actually hear a lot of it from my male clients:
A male goes out with his friends , then one orders beers … then the social pressure starts . The pressure to conform to the “average” and without questioning a few hours later they are all drunk.
A lot of those males tell me that they hate those situations but to conform to social pressures they end up succumbing to the “whatever ” .
The result is that people start going against themselves and that leads us to not knowing who we are. Some of us are always baring our souls to be accepted by others and not to our own selves.
In a “real” world where people can fully be themselves, marketing would be non existent , no pre conceived ideas would be allowed and used. I guarantee you that junk food wouldn’t exist in that world.
So now being very real to yourself, make a list of times or examples when you consider you are not being yourself, that you became a follower.
Little by little try to stop it.
Just a tip, that is the road to happiness!
I have had amazing chats with a few clients who don’t work . They actually don’t need to work . They have so much money that for the majority of us looking from outside you would think that they got there ! They made it ! And those clients always confess to me that having the car, the yacht is cool for a few months then the emptiness comes.
I told you this not to judge anyone but to illustrate how happiness is not attached in any manner to money.
Happiness has all to do with following your instincts , your intuition , to saying NO to things that go against your core values, to sticking to your own beliefs!
So start that list now and get rid of that car!
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