“I knew that if I waited for permission, I’d never receive my turn.”Shirley Chisholm
Children are taught from a young age that when they want something they should wait their turn until they are granted permission. Waiting cultivates patience. It shows good manners. This attitude works in some settings but when it comes to gaining respect from others, the whole idea of waiting becomes burdensome and futile, especially when other people treat you poorly. Sometimes, children should be taught to advocate for themselves to get people’s attention about injustice. Figuring out when to do this in the right way is a life-long moral challenge.
According to American politician, educator and author Shirley Chisholm, you have to advocate for yourself to get what you want.
Only hang around people who care for you and welcome you in.
How do you know when you should stand up for yourself?