“Success means being heard and don’t stand there and tell me that you are indifferent to being heard. You may write for the joy of it, but the act of writing is not complete in itself. It has to end in its audience.”
So said American author Flannery O’Connor.
Girls are often encouraged to retreat. They are permitted to demur and back away from their goals. So they bite their nails, they diet themselves into near invisibility, they cry behind closed doors.
What a waste.
(This excerpt was taken from Reasons Girls Are Encouraged To Fail – And How To Change This by Gina Barreca, Ph.D., and was originally posted on February 13, 2013, on psychologytoday.com. To view this post in its entirety please click on the following link.)