Should you use should in your sentence?

No good can come from ‘should’ – #MondayMorningWakeUpCall


I should have known better!

  • I should toil night and day, even if all I want to do is play
  • I should marry, have a lovely little family
  • I should meditate, become a horny frustrated celibate
  • I should tap on wood to not jinx my glories that have come good
  • I should abstain from meat, wheat and all that’s sweet
  • I should eat, pray and love, cleanse myself only with dove
  • I should chase success, even if it’s the biggest cause of my distress (not to mention I’m chasing an imaginary word that has no universal definition)
  • I should…

While grammatically correct, maybe you SHOULD drop the word ‘should’ from your vocabulary. ‘Should’ is fabricated by parents, society and people who don’t know how to spell your name right.

‘Should’ stunts creativity and stops you from living fully. ‘Should’ is often times what your soul does not want to do.

What you probably ‘should’ do is feel it intuitively or argue it out logically with yourself or anyone ‘shoulding’ you to do something you might not want to do.

Do, what feels right for you, to please yourself. After all you know yourself best. Cos only if you please yourself can you genuinely please others. (Caveat: Pleasing yourself by harming others doesn’t count. Duh!)

Hint: Replace your ‘should’ sentences with ‘I want to..’ and if it doesn’t feel like a chore, it doesn’t feel like you will be giving away a part of your soul bit by bit, then chances are you’re heading in the right direction, at least a direction where you will encounter more smileys and less grumpys when you look into the mirror.

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