Examining the power of 'should' in our lives

 

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This week we are examining the power of ‘should’ in our lives, and addressing the recent uproar surrounding red meat.

What you’ll hear:

  • Jacey’s new lucrative hobby
  • Why we don’t like doing things we should
  • The tension between encouragement and pressure
  • Why women suffer from ‘should’ more than men
  • Thoughts on meat: the good, the bad, and the medium (or medium rare)

Can I quote you on that?

  • “Most of the time, those things that we should do are beneficial in the long run, but not immediately gratifying.” Jacey
  • “Our impulse is always going to be to do what feels good right now.” Jacey
  • “Striving harder is not the answer, becoming perfect is not the answer, overcoming yourself and becoming more robotic and less human is not the answer.” Jacey
  • “It’s a hard thing, sifting through the different sources of ‘should, because there are some that are there to refine us and some that are there to crush us.” Maggie
  • “I think that women struggle more with the feeling of outer expectations because there are so many more than what there used to be and because we care a lot more about what people think of us than men.” Jacey
  • “We (women) do have so many more options, but instead of encouraging one another to explore those options we’ve drawn lines in the sand and said this is the best option.” Maggie
  • “We’ve set such impossibly high standards for ourselves because we feel like we’re fighting against the more traditional expectations.” Maggie
  • “There’s something to be said for overcoming your human, selfish instincts to do what feels good in the moment for a greater outcome long term for yourself or other people.” Jacey
  • “What’s great about going meat free is not what you’re taking out, but also what you’re replacing the meat with.” Maggie

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Thoughts, questions, comments?

Show notesMaggie McDaris