There’s Always Gonna Be That Somebody

The reality of .. well, reality .. is that you’re always going to have a battle to overcome.

(You can pick your battles, a lot of the time.)

I don’t want to infer that it’s generational, but I run into so many people who simply crumble at the first sign of resistance. By that same number, I know a lot of folks who just don’t know when to back down.

And I think the two groups are who keep eachother in population control.

No matter what you’re doing, there’s ALWAYS going to be that somebody who is against you. We all laugh because it doesn’t matter the topic – about an hour after I post something on here that’s semi-opinionated, in a matter of hours, people are emailing me telling me that one or two of my faithful readers is online, spouting the exact opposite opinion. They LIVE for that.

(And honestly? I do not. Having that is ALMOST enough to make me pity Dooce.)

And that’s just something as silly as blogging. I also have a few faithful readers of my Twitter, and they love to scuttle about when I tweet things, and whisper in people’s ears that I said this and that and the other. There are always going to be those people.

When you lace up your shoes to go running, there is always going to be that somebody who looks at you and says that you? There’s no way you can go running. There’s always those people who hit below the belt, criticizing your weight, your physique, your determination.

When you take a chance, there is always going to be that somebody who waits for you to fall. They sit at the ready, drool hanging from their open mouths, as they salivate on the prospect of your failure.  They cannot wait to be the first ones to shout I TOLD YOU SO! when things don’t work out.

When you decide to bottle-feed, there is always going to be that somebody who tells you that breastfeeding is EASY and WHY DON’T YOU LOVE YOUR CHILD ENOUGH? When you decide to breastfeed, there is always going to be somebody who’s going to judge you for doing so in front of anyone else, no matter how modestly you cover yourself.

It doesn’t matter what you’re doing. There’s always gonna be that somebody.


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6 Responses to There’s Always Gonna Be That Somebody

  1. Zoot November 29, 2011 at 3:30 pm #


    That is all.

  2. Elsha November 29, 2011 at 3:49 pm #

    Well said.

  3. LizzieV November 29, 2011 at 4:26 pm #




    (Sorry they’re nipping at your heels today. Hey, let’s have some photos of the Christmas tree! I adore Christmas trees!)

  4. Courtney November 29, 2011 at 4:28 pm #

    It’s funny because I’m a regular follower on both twitter and the blog and yet it has never occurred to me to email you and say something like that. Never. I guess I’m just naive about these things or really lazy.

  5. Katie November 29, 2011 at 5:37 pm #

    Loved what I’ve read so far, including this! And proving THEM (whoever they may be) is the best revenge…for those of us who silently enjoy it.

  6. Andrea November 30, 2011 at 9:23 am #

    This was a great post. We can all use this reminder once in a while! And you can count on me to cheer you on, and not tear you down!
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