Are You Fun To Live With ?

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I was at an event recently where the keynote speaker opened her address with this question. It nearly knocked me off my seat.

Are you fun to live with ?

It really got me thinking. Am I fun to live with ? What would my family say about me if they answered the question honestly? If my husband was interviewed without me present, what would he say about me ?

I am asking you to ponder the question about yourself. Are you fun to live with ? Are you easy going, reliable ? Do you speak to your family respectfully? Do you model behaviour to your children that when they mimic it back to you they get into trouble for being cheeky and disrespectful?

Or, do you save your best manners and behaviours for strangers – because let’s face it, you don’t want people to think you’re rude and not like you ! Why do we serve up our worst behaviour for those that we love the most?

How can you be more fun to live with?


JD said...

very interesting question.


I'd be really interested to hear what Lea had to say about that. :)

Kez said...

Ouch, that's a painful question. I'd have to say no. And I find the more stressed I get, the worse my behaviour is :(

Belinda said...

Hi Busy Woman,

On this one I can say definitively "no"..

I am kind and respectful but was born a pretty serious being. It doesn't do me many favours in life but its very much who I am and how I approach the world.

Could I be different?... sure but I would be putting so much energy into being something that I am not that many things would fall by the wayside.

Luckily I have found a small group of people who love me just the way I am.

Kind Regards

Mika said...

That is a great question. I hope that I am. :)

han_ysic said...

I had a hard night last night. Interesting to read your post this morning. Conflict with one of my sisters who mistook my sadness at missing out on a rare opportunity to spend time with her as anger. I was pretty hurt by that, more than I realised. I guess I think I'm fun, but some people are hard work (my sister) and then it's not natural. I want to be fun to be with, safe to be with, and okay to be sad with too. Sometimes those are such special moments. Anyhow. That's probably enough.

Tania said...

Thankyou for raising this question. It has given me something to think about and how I can improve in some areas. I think my family puts up with a lot sometimes especially when this mum is too stressed. I think I take life too seriously too and need to relax a bit.

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