hello Elizabeth, Mrs Dools and Mary and waves to everyone reading,
You express yourself very well and I appreciate your input as it makes me think .
Similarly with friends & relatives. There is always some give & take If we choose to do something to make someone we love happy that is fine as long as we don't feel we are the one always expected to fit in.
I find the last bit so true as we don’t want to feel we are only one changing to fit in.
Guess we all have to find ways to be content and to accept ourselves and those around us one way or another.
I find the accepting the hard part and it depends on how others accept me too.
thanks for your kind words. I used to say that the children and parents liked my teaching style and the only person who did not was the principal. I suppose the principal has the right to have a say in the type of staff they want.
The essential me or you or anyone is just that. We learn to adapt to reasonable requests and circumstances not to be bullied into a personality change.
I feel the key word is reasonable and I suppose some would consider some requests reasonable that another may see as unreasonable.
Thanks Elizabeth, Mrs Dools and Mary for your contributions to this topic.