It’s A No! add this to your dictionary. Lifesaving word it is. Lately, this is all I am saying and receiving. Just like, incoming and outgoing. I don’t know why I have stayed detached to this word. Now I wonder how this could have in real changed so many relations, situations, decisions that I have been and was trapped into. But like the saying, “der aye, durust aye, par aye toh sahi.” So yes, I did make my fall here. Not saying No has ruined so much. No more though, I have the right word to seal all other lips; it’s called NO.
Grinning and staying strong. Every girl must learn to say NO! it isn’t a taboo, trust me. Even if it was, it’s worth saying it ladies. I bet you on this. People around me at times still cribs out when I say No but I am getting the hang of it. I know the world fears a lot, especially when it’s about a woman rising or making her life better than theirs. So, you know, just rock n roll while they burn.
Plus, I say No to extra work when my desk is already action-packed. I say No to going out (especially to sick relative’s place) because all I wanna do is laze around and listen to music or binge onto something that I love. I say No to boy(s) too because nobody, literally, no one has any right on me and I don’t care what they would think. Let it be, set it out. I say No to many more things, that makes me uncomfortable. I don’t wish to doubt myself or my decision later on. It’s just not me. I am not perfect but I am me, this way or some other way. I will not grip in anything that I don’t believe in, my heart doesn’t believe in.
Saying NO doesn’t make me selfish and it won’t make you too. NO simply means, making time for life and to be/to do something sans rue.
– Drishti Arora