Becoming The Change Podcast (Episode 539): A Very Important Public Service Announcement

Welcome to the Becoming The Change Podcast. Each daily reading focuses on a different quote on how we can best apply it to our own moral compass and one of the five areas in Social Emotional Learning: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills and Responsible Decision Making. Thank you for listening and we hope you consider subscribing to the podcast for future episodes.

A Very Important Public Service Announcement

“Caution: If you trade in your authenticity for being liked, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief.”

-Brene’ Brown

We have all either heard on the radio or seen on TV a public service announcement that has captured our attention. It is my hope in today’s blog you pay attention to speaker and author Brene’ Brown’s cautionary quote about trading in your authenticity, which is being your true self, for being liked. The list of negative emotions and feelings that you will experience are ones I wouldn’t wish on anyone. They are a whirlwind of a wide range of emotions that will put you and anyone you love on an emotional rollercoaster. Avoid doing this at all costs. Be who you are and love who you are. You are worth it and were made the way you were for a reason.

What does this quote mean to you and how can you apply today’s message towards developing your responsible decision making skills?

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