Be The Better Person


This is one of those blog posts in which I hope you can get a lil “Sumthin’ Sumthin’” from. I don’t know really what to call this post, because I’m currently sitting here writing this hoping to inspire someone to just – Be the better person.

So I have dealt with a lot of NASTY people within my 22 years, and I have learnt some lessons I think?.... From being bullied at school, to being made a fool off by A horrible manager. When these people got to me, I used to bitch about them of course, because I was angry and wanted others to hear what I thought! The thing is when you bitch, you sometimes create more trouble and that is the point of this post I guess?
When I worked in my previous job, (which was a small shop), it ended with me being fearful whenever I was off work because I was scared of the things people would be saying about me behind my back.  I hated my job, because I was left all the responsibility, paid minimum wage, and basically did the manager’s job, while they relaxed at home. I was fed up, because every time they were in work, they’d be-little me in front of everyone, despite how hard I worked!! I got upset and so confided in my colleagues – what a mistake! Things got worse and worse, to the point that everyone spoke about everyone behind their back, and you were always worried about the other person finding out what you said about them!

That’s one major situation in which you realise that no matter how you think you can think you trust someone, speaking about other people can always backfire!

So what’s your point Laura?..... Well I promised myself from that day on, I wouldn’t speak negatively about someone behind their back unless necessary, no matter if I had juicy gossip, or something that would affect someone’s life to benefit mine.
I have mostly kept to my own word, and feel so much better for it! I mean I weren’t a bitchy person in the first place! But to confidently feel that I’m not a too faced person makes me have a different, way less nervous feeling. I hate nastiness, so even if I hate someone and could ruin their reputation in minutes by spreading a TRUE rumour, I still probably wouldn’t!

So yea, what I'm trying to say is don't change from being a good person to benefit someone else. 

I would also like to point out that of course you need to stand up for yourself in certain situations! Looking back at that situation with the shop I worked at, I was letting them walk all over me, I should have dealt with it professionally!  I'm not a strong person to deal with confrontation, and I'm hoping I will be one day! 

Anyways, thanks so much for reading!! 

Love Laura <3 





23 comments

  1. Good read!! Love posts like this, I have a habit of just ranting when the going gets tough so need to work on this myself! Xx

    H @ Higher&Haya

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    1. I love a good rant, but now I can put it on my blog :p hehe xx

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  2. Really like this post. I also had an awful manager where I worked and totally sympathise, it made me dread work and to this day, like you, I really wish I had stood up to them! I guess what doesn't kill you makes you stronger and all!

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  3. Nice post Laura!
    with love, your reader!

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  4. I also try to do this. If someone has been horrible to me, it is just easier to move on than dwell on their nastiness, and if they are really that bad then others will realize in their own time.

    Ring-a-Round a Rosey

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  5. Love your blog! Definitely following now, stay in touch xx

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  6. Lovely post. We could all do with reminding that we are all just human sometimes! :)

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  7. I really enjoyed reading your post! I think it's great that you are trying to do this. Lately I've been feeling the same way, I'm just so tired of all the negativity in my life. The funny thing is I know I actually contribute to it, by talking about other people, so I've been trying to stop. Anyways thank you, you really have inspired me.
    -Bianca
    http://theimpossiblycuteblog.blogspot.com/

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    1. avoid negative people, I'm trying too :) x

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  9. This is such a lovely post with a really nice message.
    Keep it up.

    -Megan x
    http://blooms-of-beauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. I've done exactly the same since leaving high school, time to leave all the pettiness behind and move on! Great post, I really enjoyed reading it! <3

    Rachael @ aisforayla.blogspot.com

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  12. I loved this post, it's exactly what I try to do.

    Negativity attracts negativity I say, and like you I'm not great with confrontations, so it's sometimes hard for my to stand up for myself.

    Wise words!

    Hmm maybe...

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  13. hi! i just saw your comment on my blogpost, thanks for reading! would you like to follow each other?

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