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We fail to acknowledge that women are also ordinary human beings who need and deserve love, respect and recognition.
While I was leaving my office in the evening, at that time a thought came to my mind and of course I used to think of it often. In my free time or busy schedule, I always wondered, why is the life of a woman so full of injustice? Why are people so hollow to understand that a female should also get respect and recognition like a male?
Why is that even a woman cannot try to understand the feeling and nature of another woman?
We live in a society where a family greets their son like a God but for a daughter every single thing comes after the son. She always tries to grab the attention of family members but never gets it. Still a son-in-law gets all the love and affection but a daughter-in-law gets only a long list of high expectations. Even today, the name of a son in law comes first in every ritual and marriage invitation card but that of a daughter-in-law exists nowhere. Seriously? A female has no dignity?
A friend of mine was in touch with me a few years ago.While we were having a light conversation but in between our chat, she said that the day I will deliver a baby,will be the day I will get all the respect and recognition. At first, that statement was really too shocking for me but after taking a deep breath I was not very surprised and she was absolutely right, I thought, with a great amount of anger.
After much inner struggle, I came to a point where I thought, are we slaves to our mentality or we are actually satisfying our egos?
I fail to understand why people are not ready to accept that women, especially daughters-in-law, could also be a part of their family happily with acceptance.People probably never thought of it but just like others, she is a normal human being too.
As I begin to write this article, many thought (negative and positive) came to my mind like, if a woman starts to believe/support other woman, half the issue will get resolved. If a mother-in-law wants love from her daughter-in-law like the way she loves her mother than she should start to pamper her too like her own daughter. At least give it a try.
I too grew up believing I was and I am a good daugher and always try to be a good daughter-in-law.
Once William James said: The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude.
So if a mother, a wife, a sister or a daughter-in-law is correct, accept this without any ego creeping in.
As has been said, Do not try to be right every time – also understand the art of being happy.
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