You teach people how you would like to be treated, by how you react to what they say or do.
Either by acceptance of what they do to you or by you reprimanding them.
To correct someone on how you would like to be treated, I believe, comes from raising your standards.
Low standards allows them to continue “taking advantage” of you, while raising them educates them on how you would like to be treated.
It takes courage to put yourself first.
It takes courage futhi to “equip” people on how you like to be treated, in order for them to bring out the best in you.
It’s a win-win.
Reminds me of how I cringe when people organize events at the last minute and expect me to participate.
9 times out of 10 I don’t. If I do, it is with a closed heart.
Give me time to think it over in my mind as a typical melancholy. Don’t pull a sanguine move on me and expect to me to be jolly about it.
But then again I’m an introvert, so being “out there” drains my energy, at times.
I’m just at a point in my life, with all that’s happening, where I cannot “go with the flow” that goes against my core values.
Living a lie is tiring.
There is power outside your comfort zone.